Fifteen-month-old Nathan came into care as a newborn. Kathy and John were already the adoptive parents of Nathan’s older sister and were very excited to be considered as parents for Nathan, especially as it meant that the siblings could grow up together. Although unable to confirm status or band affiliation, Nathan’s adoptive father also shares an Indigenous heritage and Nathan currently participates in cultural practices and events.
Because of prenatal substance exposure, Nathan receives developmental services and is progressing well, meeting or nearly meeting his expected milestones. Nathan and his sister have other siblings in the area. Kathy and John have connected with these families and are committed to facilitating a relationship between the siblings when the time is right.
His big smile and charming personality have completely won over his parents and Nathan is blessed with a loving adoptive family who appreciate the importance of preserving his culture and relationship with his birth siblings.