MISSOULA — Hunter is a friendly, energetic 14-year old who loves to skateboard and make new friends. We asked Hunter what the top three things are that someone should know about him: "I’m brave, I'm special, and I'm loved."
Over the years, child protection specialist Erika Wilcox says she’s enjoyed getting to know him. She explained, "I think it’s important for people to know that Hunter has been through a lot in his young life but that he still has a big heart and he loves fiercely. I think he would do best in a two-parent home. He has a lot of energy and that can be challenging for a single person. and I think he would do well having the influence of older siblings."
Hunter keeps in contact with his siblings as well as his previous foster parents. Wilcox noted, "Everybody who has been in Hunter's life in a more involved and intimate way, they stick around because he is such a great kid."
You can contact the Montana Department of Public Health & 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 DPHHS 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 provide these services.
What about training? Montana Child and Family Services require and provide 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.
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