Find My Family: Dayton

April 13, 2018 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Dayton is a dashing little boy, born in March of 2014, who is described by his caretakers as smart, talkative, smiley, and adorable! Dayton can stand up, sit down, and walk in his crib by holding onto the crib railings. Dayton loves playing toy cars and piling blocks up high. He can turn the pages of books and is good at recognizing and saying the names of objects when ‘reading’ books.

When Dayton hears music, he shakes his body along to the beat and sings along if he knows the words. He can hold his own bottle and drink milk and water from it. He can pick up small objects with his hands and give objects to other people when he asked.

Dayton loves to greet his caretakers by opening his arms for them to pick him up and hold him. Dayton is social with his friends and can often be found chatting and playing with the other nearby children. When another child does something wrong, he will tell the caretakers. When he wants milk or biscuits, he will ask.

Dayton speaks in 3-5 word sentences and can follow the caretaker’s instructions. Dayton was born with osteogenesis imperfect/brittle bone and he is newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates.

You can read more about OI here and read stories of families who have adopted children with OI here.

Dayton is from a former MAA partnership orphanage. MAA staff have met Dayton and hope to see a family come forward for him very soon! Read more about him from an advocate who has also met him in this post on The Sparrow Fund Blog.

There is a $500 agency grant for Dayton’s adoption with Madison Adoption Associates. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions. MAA also partners with the Brittany’s Hope Foundation for matching grants, which are given out twice a year January and July) and to families that are officially matched with a child.

Dayton needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold his file or move forward with adopting him. If you have an approved home study or a home study in process and are interested in adopting Dayton, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form.

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