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A Waiting Child: Hasten

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11-year-old Hasten is this month's "A Waiting Child" 11-year-old Hasten is this month's "A Waiting Child"

MTN News headed to Boulder to catch up with this month's "A Waiting Child."

Reporter Jacob Fuhrer found out how Hasten passes the time while he waits for a permanent family to find him. Like most 11 years old, he likes a variety of things -- music, drawing, and movies.

“I can’t wait to see the new infinity war. Where basically all the Avengers combine like Dr. Strange, Thor, Hulk,…" Hasten said.

Mainly it’s the fictional world that has his attention, “there’s this cat book I like to read. So it’s like five series in one series and I’m on the second series.”

The activities are a way to pass the time, but Hasten is ready to find a permanent family -- and he knows what he wants. “A nice and giving family. Creative family -- a book nerd," Hasten joked.

He has a long list of former homes and moves frequently, ‘I don’t get used to it at all, cause I’m know I’m moving in like a year,” Hasten said.

His hope is to find the family that will take him home so he doesn’t have to move on.

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.

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