A Waiting Child: Mason

A Waiting Child: Mason
Posted at 7:41 AM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 10:07:56-04

MISSOULA — We introduce you to 12-year-old Mason who is this month's A Waiting Child.

Mason loves to swim, draw, play video games, going to movies, camping and playing in the great outdoors.

"I love video games, but also love going outside making sticks," Mason said.

He also says he loves to cook and enjoys cooking steak, potatoes and hot dogs.

When we spoke to Mason, his eyes lit up when he was mentioning how much he loves to go off-roading in all-terrain vehicles.

This adventure seeker also loves horror, adventure and dinosaur movies, saying his favorite actor is Kevin Hart.

Mason tells us he helps take care of the four dogs at his group home and recently took part in dog training.

And it may surprise you but this 12-year-old loves musicals. Mason says the Broadway play Newsies had a positive impact on him.

"It was about like these kids who weren't getting treated right and they upped the prices so they couldn't sell newspapers and basically at the end of the movie it was a happy ending. That's why I like it."

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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