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Davonte is a great guy to have on your team. He possesses positive energy and natural leadership skills, and he is often the first person to help his friends and peers. He’s supportive in any situation and will jump at the chance to voluntarily coach and assist other kids with games or sports. He’s very athletic and doesn’t mind lending his expertise and talent to help someone else.
Davonte is a very friendly person with an amazing smile to match his kind heart. If a friend or peer is having a hard time, he can be counted on to lend a helping hand. He’ll offer encouragement, strength, or a good joke to make everyone around him feel better. Davonte has a very good sense of humor, and the kind of spirit that lifts everyone up.
Great at expressing himself, Davonte makes those around him feel valued and appreciated. He tells his friends why he enjoys spending time with them and will effortlessly express his appreciation by detailing the ways in which they are a good friend to him. When Davonte feels cared for, he will let you know.
A very athletic boy, Davonte especially likes playing football and basketball. When he isn’t playing sports or spending time outside, Davonte is really great at sticking to his daily routine which includes playing with puzzles, marbles, and board games. Davonte really appreciates a clean and organized area, so besides his clear dedication to puzzles, with pieces scattered about the floor, it is a priority to him to keep his space neat and tidy.
In school, Davonte is eager to learn and does well with one-on-one time with his teacher. He is conscientious and takes his time to learn new information and retain new concepts. Davonte likes school and has a lot of good days. He thrives on structure; the familiarity of school and his routine in the classroom is a positive in his life. Over the past few months, Davonte’s attention and ability to learn has increased considerably.
Even outside of the classroom, Davonte thrives with routine. He appreciates knowing what will happen the next day, and really likes to be informed if anything will change or is out of the ordinary. Patience and clarity are important to Davonte and help him to feel comfortable and secure.
Davonte would really like to be adopted by a patient and loving family. He currently visits with his two biological siblings and would appreciate a family who can help nurture and support those bonds throughout his life. Davonte would do well with a family who also enjoys playing sports, spending time outside, and who will provide him with consistency and structure. Davonte is goofy, playful, social, and kind. Anyone would be lucky to have Davonte as a part of their family.
To learn more about Davonte, watch his video clip.
Dulce is a teen who values her independence, her relationships and her heritage. She would like a family who can be supportive of these aspects of her life, as she heads toward adulthood. Involved in her tribal community, Dulce has attended a Native American school and hopes to work with her tribal community, during an upcoming summer work program.
When motivated, she is a good student and completes homework assignments, although she has struggled with attendance. She could benefit from having parents that will provide her with opportunities to explore her interests and introduce her to new activities, interests and ideas.
Family is important to Dulce. She is still connected to her grandmother and other family members. Friends are important to her too, and she has several. She also has a very strong bond with her boyfriend, who has been a constant in her life during a very inconstant time. It is hoped that her adoptive family will be supportive of existing relationships that mean a great deal to her.
Dulce needs a family that will take pride in her heritage and see that she has opportunities to participate regularly in her Native American culture and development. For her overall well-being, Dulce’s knows that she needs to focus on her health to prevent the onset of diabetes. A family that will encourage and support her in this endeavor would be wonderful.
To learn more about Dulce, watch her video clip.
Evan is a helpful, affectionate boy! He loves to give hugs and help around the house. His foster mom loves his silly laugh. Playing outdoors, riding his bike, jumping on the trampoline, and maneuvering his dump trucks and cars are among his favorite things to do. Evan tends to move from one activity to another, so he may quickly go from looking at books, to entertaining himself with Angry Birds, then on to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
At school, Evan’s teachers notice how much he wants to be a helper and how much he enjoys one-on-one attention. He is supported by an IEP and spends time in both a self-contained and a regular special education classroom. His academic and social skills are about 1-2 years behind his peers. Evan’s teacher states that, “He is desperate to be loved and to please – he would do anything I ask him to do and tries very hard for me.”
Upon first meeting Evan, folks notice how sweet he is. They may also pick up on some of his delays and notice his speech. He can sit and carry on a conversation but may provide responses that aren’t related to what is actually being discussed. He really likes to talk though, and he asks lots of questions.
Evan needs a family who understands how to nurture and support him, and provide him opportunities for challenge and success. Some of Evan’s specific challenges are related to understanding action and consequence combined with a high level of impulsivity. Evan’s team believes he would do best in a two-parent family because of the amount of redirection and supervision he needs, although single parents are welcome to inquire too! Any family configuration will need a strong support system. Evan loves one-on-one attention but would be okay with older kids who are able to understand why Evan struggles in certain areas. Evan is a sincere, fun-loving kid with a good heart.
Grace is bright, creative and highly imaginative, and she has a great sense of humor. She loves animals of all kinds and enjoys learning all about them. Grace is kind, gentle, and still a child at heart in many ways. For instance, she loves to have stuffed animals in her room; it’s one way she displays her love for real animals. Grace would love to live on a farm, or near an animal shelter where she could volunteer; she’s gentle with all creatures and truly cares for them. Her social worker believes Grace could benefit greatly from being around animals, such as dogs and horses, in a therapeutic environment.
Grace has a deep passion and love for reading. She chooses reading for pleasure first, over any other activity. She enjoys reading fantasy books the most, especially the Harry Potter series and other books with similar themes. She also enjoys games on her Nintendo DS, playing outside, drawing and other creative arts activities, such as origami and making paper dolls.
Grace is very intelligent, and has been praised for her critical thinking skills, and ability to share her thoughts and ideas. She also has a good vocabulary and can be quite the conversationalist!
The family that would be a good fit for Grace will have experienced parents (couples or a single parent) who have a good understanding of how a child’s early environment can impact her sense of well-being, safety, and her social and emotional development. Grace’s adoptive family should also have the skills to coach and guide Grace in creative ways, and be willing to engage appropriate resources and supports as needed. Having a good repertoire of behavioral tools and strategies could be very helpful in meeting Grace’s needs. A family who shares Grace’s love of animals and can help her realize her dream of working or volunteering with them in some capacity, may just be the right family for Grace!
To learn more about Grace, watch her video clip.