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10/14/02 - Tyler

Adorable Baby Who Loves to be Hugged

   Nicholas is an adorable, happy 11 month old boy. Jane Sparks, his Foster Mom says he's a charmer, "His smile and his laughter, and his beautiful little face, he's such a pretty baby, such a wonderful personality and so warm and loving." Jane took Nicholas in to her home when he was 2 days old, weighing just four pounds, but that was the least of his problems. "He tested positive at birth for cocaine, but in working with his mom, as months went by, we discovered there was a significant drug problem and there were probably other drugs involved," explains Jane. Despite being a drug addicted baby, Nicholas is not expected to have any developmental delays. In fact, he's a fighter, making improvements every day. "In the beginning, he did have a lot of tremors. A lot of shaking that goes with drug withdrawal. He's overcome that. Also, he had a tremendous amount of reflux and digestive problems. He's overcome that now too, and he's a happy, healthy little guy." Nicholas turns one year old next month and is trying to walk. He eats and sleeps well. This little guy also likes to be the center of attention. Jane says with a smile, "He is Mr. Personality. He likes people, likes animals and he loves to play with other children." Nicholas would do best as the youngest child in a family, eager for the Gift of Love. "A family that is willing to give a lot of attention." Jane goes on to say, "Nicholas gets rocked a lot. He gets held a lot. He likes to be loved on and he likes to return the love. He also likes to hug and kiss." The Sparks family is the only family Nicholas has ever known, and Jane says they will miss this little bundle of joy. "Sometimes people don't understand that when you take these children in they become yours. You take care of them as though they were your own and it's like you're giving away your child. We want the best for him. I want the best family. If I were going to adopt again this is the baby that I would keep."

If you'd like to know more about Nicholas, or about the adoption process in general, call our Gift of Love hotline. The toll free number is 1-888-kids-275.

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