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A Waiting Child: Tristin

HAMILTON – This month’s A Waiting Child is 16-year-old Tristin of Hamilton who loves working on old cars and welding.

My favorite subject in school is welding. I’m a very hands-on person, so I like to, you know, work with stuff with my hands…from welding to working on cars to building,” the high school sophomore said.

 Linda Massa Youth Home Program Director Anna Green says she has learned a lot about Tristin. She described him as an independent and respectful kid with a kind heart.

What do I feel would be most important in a family like environment? I feel like that would be just the fact of fitting in,” Tristin said.

He spends most of his time with his friends and says one of the most important things to him is learning about other people.

If we didn’t have relationships who would we be? We wouldn’t be anybody,” Tristin said. “But if we have those relationships we are able to understand what goes on and how to live life.”

Tristin told MTN News that he also enjoys motocross as well as track and field.

if you would like to learn more about Tristin, or if you have questions about fostering a child, call (406) 657-3120. You can LAO contact the Montana Department of Health and Human Services for information about adoption and/or fostering at 1-866-9-FOSTER (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 

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