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Don Farner
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Diakon Adoption Services-Mechanicsburg
960 Century Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA - 17055
Jack(Age 14)
Murphy is an intelligent young man who is also very shy and sensitive. He is an excellent student in school and his favorite class is science. In fact, he wants to be a chemist when he grows up. Murphy loves watching movies, especially Japanese Anime. He also likes playing Pokémon, video games, and reading Harry Potter books. Murphy loves the beach. If he could travel anywhere, it would be to North Carolina because he feels the ocean is more blue there than any other beaches. Some of Murphy’s favorite foods include hamburgers, spaghetti, and cookies and cream ice cream.

Jack is an inquisitive and intelligent boy who has a wonderful personality. Jack loves animals, especially koala bears. Jack says if he could travel anywhere in the world, it would be to Australia to see koala bears in their natural environment. He does very well in school and wants to be a marine biologist or zoologist when he grows up. Jack enjoys playing games like Uno, Trouble, and Sorry as well as playing video games with his older brother. Some other activities he enjoys are reading, listening to country music, and sleeping. His favorite country artist is Blake Shelton. Jack’s favorite foods include corn and pepperoni pizza. Being able to indulge in chocolate candy and ice cream after a rough day also makes Jack happy.

Murphy and Jack would do best in a forever family where they are the youngest children. They are not yet legally free for adoption, however when a permanent resource is identified, the county will enact final steps to terminate parental rights.
Families must have an approved Family Profile (home study) to adopt a child. Only those families with approved profiles will be considered by the child’s caseworker in the county children and youth agency with custody of the child.
The information is given by PAE based solely on the statement of the family that they are approved to adopt. Families in Pennsylvania without an approved Family Profile are directed to contact 1-800-585-SWAN1-800-585-SWAN to pursue an agency in their geographic area. Families living outside of Pennsylvania are encouraged to work with an agency in their state to prepare the profile.
Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania