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Age: 10

"Hi, my name is Devon. Most people would say I'm a pretty quiet kid, but also active. I like to read, play the Wii, ride scooters or bikes, play the fiddle, and hang out with my friends. Reading is my favorite subject in school. I like fiction that also has some action and adventure. I feel good about getting a new family that will take care of me. I really want some older brothers and sisters, and a mom and dad. I think a good mom would be happy. I would like to ride bikes with her and play games with her. I want a dad who has time for me and would do a lot of things with me."

The sky is the limit for this special young man. Devon has many interests and abilities. He loves playing the fiddle and has been taking lessons for the last year and a half. He enjoys sports, jumping on the trampoline, is the hula-hoop champ at his school, and is also an expert jump roper. He also loves to camp and travel. While he is very active, Devon also enjoys his quiet time. He loves to read and just finished reading the last Judy Mood book in that series. He has also enjoyed reading Diaries of a Wimpy Kid. He loves hotrods and wants to be a mechanic when he grows up. He also likes NASCAR, especially watching Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Devon loves baseball and would love to have a family to take him to the Boise Hawks baseball games, or other sporting events. He needs to have a mom who can show him that women don't always just disappear. He does have a very significant bond with his biological father and would like to maintain some sort of non-physical contact with him. Because of this strong bond, Devon will seek out his father as he gets older. A family should be prepared to accept and support this connection for Devon.

Devon also has strong connections to the school he attends, having been there for several years. The teachers have been very nurturing and supportive. He realizes that he will likely have to move schools upon finding a permanent family, and while he will miss his friends and teacher, he thinks this is a pretty good trade-off.

Devon is the youngest in his biological family and would like to be in a family with older brothers and sisters. He would do well in a single parent or two parent home. He needs a family that is active but not overbearing. He does need a lot of encouragement, as he tends to get down on himself. Devon has very few special needs. He is an all-around great kid who is a very pleasant to be around and easy to parent. His adoption worker stated that everyone who meets Devon likes him. He is polite, kind, motivated, intelligent, and very easy to get along with. His adoption worker commented, "We would all take Devon home if we could!" We hope you CAN bring Devon home to stay. If you would like to find out how, please call the Careline to be connected to his adoption worker.

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To find out more about Dillion, adoption or becoming a foster parent, email the Idaho CareLine or call 1-800-926-2588. In Idaho you can dial 2-1-1. You may be asked to provide this reference number: 30385.

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