Meet Landon

Landon is excited to share some of his story through our In-Depth Profiles, a NWAE project that empowers teens to speak directly to potential adoptive families. Learn more about In-Depth Profiles.

On his speakers: Hip hop
Spends his downtime: Shooting hoops or playing Xbox
Takes pride in: His appearance
Wants: A place to call home

From fashion to music to sports, Landon is a very cool teenager who always seems to be in-the-know when it comes to the latest trends. Sports are probably the most important thing to Landon, but not really watching sports, playing them! Landon highly enjoys the spirit of athletic competition and prefers to play than to watch. His sports of choice are football, basketball, and soccer. Lately, he’s been trying out wrestling and has really enjoyed it so far. For Landon, a big motivator in school has been playing on teams. Due to the pandemic, he’s on a bit of a pause but as soon as it is safe, he will want to pick back up and join whichever leagues he can.


Landon wants potential families to know exactly which things are most important to him.

When indoors, Landon likes to play Xbox, which he says he likes almost as much as playing sports. (But not quite.) Landon used to love to ride his bike, but recently, he’s more into his scooter, which he likes to take down to the skate park. Though he’s very athletic and you can usually find him shooting hoops outside, Landon isn’t much for hiking or other rigorous outdoor activities. He does love getting fresh air though!

Currently in the 7th grade, Landon is attending school virtually, which he does not enjoy as much as being in the classroom. Before the pandemic, Landon had an educational advocate that helped motivate and encourage him with his schoolwork. An adoptive family who will do the same will be so great for him. Landon has big goals for his future. When discussing what he may want to be as an adult, he has a few ideas. If it didn’t require so much schooling, Landon would want to be a medical professional, and of course, he’d love to be a professional athlete. Another dream of Landon’s is to potentially break into the music production industry, specifically making beats for hip-hop tracks.


Everyone says that Landon is a really great kid. His case manager and social worker especially love to sing his praises and often remark on how impressed they are by Landon. He is socially skilled and friendly, he is kind to others, even those younger than him, and he’s super funny. Landon is a really caring kid, and is super fun to be around. Landon’s foster family says that he “isn’t afraid to talk to you” and is a great, direct communicator.

Landon is very much looking forward to having a permanent place to call home. Landon has stated that he would like a family who can provide for him and where all of his needs are met. In the future, Landon really wants to get married and have kids and raise those kids to be happy – and he deserves the same thing! He’ll do best in a home where he’s the only teen, though he’s great with younger kids. With the right adoptive family, Landon will continue to thrive.

Beyond the Profile: Landon knew that he wanted to do something that felt authentic and natural to share with families on his In-Depth Profile. Lover of pop culture that he is, Landon was psyched about mimicking GQ's 10 Essentials video series where celebrities are interviewed about the 10 things they can't live without. Landon's "8 things that he can't live without" gives families an awesome glimpse at Landon's humor, personality, and a few of the things that are most important to him. It was a lot of fun to brainstorm this with Landon, and to see it come to life. Landon is clear that he wants to find a family and a home where he can just focus on being a teenager, and the fun aspects of this period in his life. If you think this might be your family, please reach out to us! We’re excited to find him the adoptive family he deserves.

- Naomi Kolb-Untinen, Youth Engagement Specialist

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