Dawson is a smart, handsome, and optimistic boy, born in April of 2007 with congenital heart disease, specifically TGA (for which he has since had surgery), VSD, and pulmonary atresia.
From 2010 until 2013, Dawson lived in the orphanage. In May of 2013, Dawson entered a foster family and he still resides with his foster mom today.
Dawson loves to learn and study. He has a good memory and he learns children’s songs and numbers quickly. Dawson is independent with his self-care skills and is a very clean and tidy boy. He is not a picky eater either. Dawson is also a very helpful child. He will help his foster mother clean the floor, fold laundry, and do other things he is able to do.
He gets along well with his other foster siblings and is helpful in caring for his younger siblings as well. Dawson really likes to sing to his foster mom and siblings, play outside, and ride bikes.
An August 2018 update stated that Dawson received the Senning procedure in June of 2016 for his TGA. Since that procedure, Dawson’s face, lips, and fingers have gotten more color and he doesn’t get out of breath as easily. He can run, jump, and go up and down stairs.
Dawson was in grade two of a public school as of the last report. He is said to have excellent intelligence, memory, and language skills and even knows a fair amount of English words.
He is absolutely loved by everyone who knows him. Dawson is a great kid who needs a family that will be his forever!
Video of Dawson (from August 2018) can be seen here.
There is a $1,000 agency grant with Madison Adoption Associates for Dawson’s adoption. 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.
Dawson needs a family with an approved home study to be able to move forward with adopting him. If you have an approved home study or a home study in process and are interested in adopting Dawson, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here.