Joshua is a 11-year-old boy from Maine who is hoping to be adopted.Joshua, D.O.B. 6/13/2002, is a handsome young man with warm brown eyes and a friendly smile. He came into state custody in 2005 due to neglect and exposure to domestic violence, in his home environment. Joshua is currently in the 5th grade. He receives special education services including specially designed instruction, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, adaptive physical education and extended school year services. Josh enjoys playing outside; he enjoys playing ball in the yard, riding his bike and going to the beach. He also enjoys visiting a farm nearby and talks a lot about the various animals that he sees when he visits. He has a good sense of humor and loves to please. He enjoys playing with his classmates though he needs guidance and support to improve his social skills. He also very much enjoys the attention of adults and is happy to accompany his foster parents in doing almost anything that they plan to do. He has a good sense of humor and an upbeat personality. Joshua has an expressive-receptive language disorder and scores in the mild range of mental retardation. Joshua can be oppositional and struggles with anxiety. Accordingly, routine is very important to Joshua - he has a difficult time when his routine is interrupted. He functions best when his environment is calm, as he can get over stimulated when there is a lot of activity or a lot of people around him. Adoption subsidy may be available.
Note: Our authors are dedicated to honest, engaged, informed, intelligent, and open conversation about adoption. The opinions expressed here may not reflect the views of Adoption.com.