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Bridging Families

Melissa Cantu Trevino
Alice Echo News Journal

While November is National Adoption Month, the hundreds of Texas children in the foster care system waiting to be adopted aren't just available for adoption in the one month. Ten-year-old Cristian is a very creative and intelligent boy who loves to play outdoors. 

Cristian is waiting for his family to love and care for him. 

With his creative skills Cristian has an interest in making things such as Origami figures and paper airplanes. He is  also intrigued by Science and Astrology, as Cristian likes to look at the stars and find the shapes in the night sky.

On the topic of school, Cristian  strives to have perfect attendance, and he excels in math and science. When not in the classroom, he has a love for remote control cars, riding bikes, playing scooter and going to the arcade, where he sees it as a challenge to collect as many tickets as possible to exchange for toys.

Cristian is seeking a forever home with a mother and father who will guide, nurture and love him as he grows up -- and take him on a weekend fishing trip from time to time, since fishing is something he also enjoys doing.   And lastly Cristian, wants you to know, his favorite place to eat out is McDonalds.

If you think you could be a forever family for Cristian or another Texas child, please contact the department at 1-800-233-3405, for more information about adoption or visit  www.adoptchildren.org

Basic Requirements

  • The prospective foster/adoptive parents may be single or married and must:
  • be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible mature adults,
  • complete an application (staff will assist you, if you prefer),
  • share information regarding their background and lifestyle,
  • provide relative and non-relative references,
  • show proof of marriage and/or divorce (if applicable),
  • agree to a home study which includes visits with all household members,
  • allow staff to complete a criminal history background check and an abuse/neglect check on all adults in the household, and
  • attend free training to learn about issues of abused and neglected children.
Cristian is seeking a forever home with a mother and father who will guide, nurture and love him as he grows up -- and take him on a weekend fishing trip from time to time, since fishing is something he also enjoys doing.