We would like to adopt a female or sibling set of two females between the ages of 3 and 10 of any race, ethnicity, or culture.
We are open to a child or children with mild to moderate emotional or behavioral needs and with mild to moderate developmental or medical issues.
We have serious reservations about certain behaviors and do not feel we are equipped to deal with a child that displays excessive physical aggression or harm to animals.
Our names are Daniel and Emily Thurber. I am currently 41 years old and my wife, Emily, is currently 35 years old. I have two kids from a previous marriage. Isaac is 17 and Brooke is 11 years old. They love playing Legos, Roblox, video games, reading books, watching YouTube videos, and walking the dogs. Brooke looks forward to being an older sister through adoption! Isaac has Autism and speech difficulties but he is a very fun kid to be around.
I work full-time for United States Postal Service (USPS) as a Letter Carrier and have a flexible work schedule and Emily works full-time as a childcare provider out of our home.
We live a very casual lifestyle. We like to watch TV, read books, play video games, board games, doing crafting projects, and to go on walks.
They enjoy their pets as they currently have two small but older dogs, three older cats, and a young kitten.
We live in Sweet Home, Oregon, a small rural town. We have a modest three bedroom, two bath home with a fenced yard. We have lots of indoor and outdoor toys for all year round fun! Our neighborhood is quiet and safe and almost everyone knows each other.
The Sweet Home school district has resources for special education services that a child could access.
Sweet Home has seven city parks and nearby recreation opportunities. There is also the Boys and Girls Club and the Library that offer after school activities.
We have been providing daycare in our home for the last six years. Prior to our marriage Emily did childcare in clients homes, and she worked for the Lebanon School District as a Substitute Aid. She has gained a lot of experience working with special needs children.
My son Isaac has Autism and some speech difficulties. I attended speech and occupational therapy sessions when Isaac was younger. I learned the importance of transition periods and how social stories can help children prepare for what is coming. Brooke is also having some educational difficulties and I am constantly trying to help her find ways to strengthen her skills, especially in math.
We have experience caring for children with Autism. We are open to supporting a child with mild to moderate learning disabilities and mild to moderate medical or physical issues and are motivated to gain child specific training to support a child with medical and dietary needs.