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This is Malachi.

He is a 12-year-old boy.

Say hi to Malachi! He is a very caring and compassionate child. He is outgoing and talkative and loves to talk about his day. He is able to make friends and enjoys peer interactions, although he does take some coaxing to share his toys! He enjoys all foods and does well with pets.

Malachi is in special education and has an IEP in place. He does best in a small class with individual attention. An adoptive parent for Malachi would need to be committed to helping him educationally. Malachi really enjoys math and art!

Malachi does struggle expressing his emotions sometimes; therefore, he would need a family willing to participate in family therapy with him to help him process emotions and learn his processing. Malachi would do best in a two-parent household with parents who understand the effects of trauma on young children. The parents would also need to understand attachments and who can provide consistency for Malachi.

Heart Gallery photos provided by CYFD Staff (February 2021)

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Note: Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) has ceased offering the non-relative Adoption Only program. CYFD does continue to offer the Foster Care program. The Foster Care Program differs in that that the goal of the program is to ultimately reunite the child with their biological parent while the child is in your care for approximately a year. Should you become a Foster Parent it is also a possibility that the children that you foster may become available for adoption.