Ford's next adventure was spending time with children, which is a first for him here in the States. He went to spend time in a household with three kids: ages 12, 7 and 5. We were there for a few hours. Ford did okay with the children—no jumping, calmly approaching them for pets but not being pushy towards them, and tolerating their sudden movements and noises.
Although he was okay with the older children, he wasn't fond of the loudness and chaos that the younger kids brought. He laid in the corner on the rug when it was loud.
I also saw concern for his escape to the outdoors with the two younger kids, with them going in and out of the door constantly. He has improved in this area, but his forever family will need to always be conscious about doors to ensure his safety. This includes any people who are visiting. There are concerns with little kids and a door to an unfenced area, such as the front door.
So, because of the safety concerns for Ford, and the fact that he doesn't enjoy the chaos and noise that youngsters bring, he'll need to go to a home with older kids—at least 10 years old and older. He would be totally fine with visiting kids or being around young children for a shorter period of time, just not living with them directly.
Of course, it is important to closely watch for signs of stress or avoidance with any dog around children, and this applies to Ford, too.
Below are some random pictures of this sweetheart. Here he is, relaxed and getting his nails clipped. He is great with his paws being touched. He gets his nails clipped once a week and his paws wiped every time he comes into the house, so he is completely comfortable with his paws being touched. Ears and tail, too! Good boy!