- LocationNorth Carolina
- Case #Nathan
Nathan is a healthy boy who was born in November 2004. He has been diagnosed with learning difficulties and ADHD.
Update July 2017: Nathan has experienced a great lack of permanence in his life which has led to many social and emotional challenges for him. He struggles to follow rules, does not respect authority, does not always know right from wrong, shows decreased empathy, and may distance himself emotionally. Among Nathans survival mechanisms, he is prone to lying, seeking attention, physical and verbal aggression, and stealing. In groups of children, Nathan tries to dominate and manipulate. He has a difficult time forming lasting bonds with others.
Nathan shows diligence in his physical education classes and in arts and crafts workshops. He participates actively in the school's sporting events and enjoys drawing and working with a variety of materials to create art.
Nathan would do well in an experienced adoptive family that understands the effects of trauma and neglect and is able to address behavioral issues and attachment. Nathan may be difficult to raise in a home with children who are younger than him.
September 2016: Cheerful Nathan can read, knows numbers up to 1000, and can add and subtract. His favorite subjects in school are music, gym, and math. He struggles with attention and focus and often loses interest before a task is completed. Nathan aspires to become a police officer. He enjoys playing sports with his peers but often requires support from an adult to comply with the rules and effectively integrate with the group. He can be stubborn and impulsive.
Our in-country representative shares that Nathan has experienced multiple living situations, a circumstance that has adversely impacted his social-emotional development thus far. Nathan needs the structure, support, and unconditional love of a dedicated family.
Weight May 2017: 34.2 kg Height May 2017: 137 cm
THIS CHILD MUST BE ADOPTED FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRY OF HIS/HER RESIDENCE.
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