HAMILTON – This month’s A Waiting Child is 13-year-old Kolten of Hamilton who loves the Denver Broncos and basketball.
“I am Kolten. I like to play sports. I’ve always wanted to play basketball ’cause I think it’s fun and it’s interesting to play,” the eighth-grade student told MTN News.
Linda Mass Youth Home Program director Anna Green said she has very much enjoyed getting to know him. She describes Kolten as a quirky kid who loves his friends, his sports, and the Denver Broncos.
“Kolten needs a group of people or a family or an individual that’s active that’s willing to let him play sports that’s going to go support him in those sports,” Green said.
“He played football. He’s in basketball. He’s going to be in wrestling. He was in Taekwondo. He’s an active kid and actually, I think activity is part of what kept him going and feeling positive about his plan and where he’s at in life,” she continued.
“I think he also needs people that are patient and willing to learn. Because I think any kid who has lived in the foster care system…needs support in learning how to be patented,” Green said.
Kolten said he would love nothing more than to have siblings and a family that loves the outdoors.
You can contact the Montana Department of Health and Human Services for information about adoption and/or fostering at 1-866-9FOSTER (1-866-936-7837).
Children who are available for adoption through the Child & Family Services Division of the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services have been removed from their own families because of abuse, neglect, or other family problems that make it unsafe for them to remain at home.
The rights of their parents have been terminated making the children available for adoption.
Who May Adopt? Either married couples or single adults who have an approved pre-placement evaluation or adoptive home study may adopt in the State of Montana.
How do I get a home study? If you live in Montana, you may begin the process by contacting your county office of Child and Family Services. If you live outside of Montana, contact your state or local office that provides these services.
What about training? Montana Child and Family Services requires and provides special training to all of our foster and adoptive parents. The training is offered at various times and places around the State of Montana. If you live in Montana, information is available from your county CFS office. If you live outside of Montana, contact your state or local office that provides these services.
Click here to learn more about child adoption in Montana.
By Lauren Heiser – MTN News