How would Gabe describe himself in three words? Kind, playful, and funny; we would agree with all of the above! Gabe is a kid who loves to tell jokes, play video games, and read. Gabe loves any fantasy/science fiction books and can read novel after novel. He is currently on book 12 of a 13-book series and loves to spend time getting lost in his world of fiction. Gabe likes being outdoors and going camping/on adventures, but doesn't like the "active, jogging all the time/exercising lifestyle."
Some of Gabe’s favorite pastimes drawing, playing games, playing basketball, and jumping on the trampoline. He likes riding his bike, is learning how to skateboard, and looks forward to trying out other sports like soccer, tennis, and baseball. He is currently loving Badminton, but he’s having trouble finding any teams for that, so he might want to try and find a tennis team instead. Gabe doesn't really classify himself as “the musical type”, but loves listening to pretty much any kind of music. In general, Gabe tries to be optimistic and look on the bright side of things.
Gabe loves pretty much any kind of food and says he'll try anything new. He specifically noted he doesn't like raw onions (but likes onion rings) and likes hummus aside from one kind that he couldn't remember, but "he would know it when he sees it." Other than those items, he couldn't think of anything else that he really can't stand eating! Gabe enjoys school and he isn't quite sure what he wants to be "when he grows up" yet. Gabe feels like college is important and has said that he sees himself going to college when he’s older.
Gabe feels strongly about being in a two-parent, Christian household. It’s okay with him if his family doesn’t attend church all the time, although he would personally like to attend and be part of a youth group. The main thing that’s important to Gabe is that his adoptive parents share in his Christian beliefs. Gabe also noted that he wouldn’t mind if his adoptive family is of a different ethnicity than himself.
Gabe does best with open and honest communication so that he knows what to expect and what’s happening in his life. He would do best in a home where he is the only child or at least the youngest child of older siblings, and where his adoptive parents will have lots of time to spend with him. For Gabe, actions speak louder than words, so it’s important for his family to be willing to build that sense of trust and rapport with him. Gabe is really looking forward to having the support of an adoptive family behind him, and we can’t wait to help him find that family!