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Zackary & Colton

Age: 6 - 8

Capturing a greased pig in a county fair is a breeze for two active brothers. Catching the right kind of parents may be a bit more complex. Zack and Colton are up for that challenge.


"Hi, I'm Zack. I want to be the oldest in the family because I can be responsible. I play with my brother and help him do stuff. The most important thing I would like in a mom is that she could have a baby boy. We both want a brother.

We caught greased pigs at the county fair. We got to keep them and raise them and then we ate them. We had a baby cow and we named it Chuck, and when it was butchered, we called it "Chuck Roast." We also have turkeys. One of them chased me and bit me on the behind."

Zack, who is eager to please, is excited about being adopted. He has made tremendous strides while in the care of his current foster parents. He's anxious about his future and looks forward to being in his permanent home as soon as possible.


"I'm Colton. My favorite thing to do is homework 'cause I like learning. If I didn't have a brain I couldn't think!

I like to make my brother laugh. When he's being in a bad mood, I pretend I'm driving a car and crashing and it always makes both of us laugh.

I like school. I learn and I play and do art. I like to draw horses. I'm really good, too.

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I want a guitar for Christmas...and a family too! I would like a dad who takes me to Boy Scouts and to fun places like Dairy Queen and to church and movies."

Colton is described as "a leader." His foster mother is also amused by his delegation skills when it comes to getting others to help with his chores. Colton is described as a sweet child who does well in school and is well-liked.

Zackary and Colton enjoy frequent participation in youth activities through their foster parents' church. And they like the sense of community church provides. They would love to be part of an active, church-going family.

Do you have the time and willingness to be a strong advocate for Zack's educational needs? Currently he receives extra supports in the classroom for reading, math, and spelling.

The boys are counting on an adoptive parent to help them have contact with their sister as they are growing up. Both of these boys are eager to make the right family a part of their lives.

Zackary and Colton are available for adoption through the State of Oregon. For contact information, please contact the Idaho CareLine at 1-800-926-2588.

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