Meet Jessy

Jessy 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.

Self-proclaimed: Jokester
Currently learning: Sign language
Known to have: A big, kind heart
Looking for: An adoptive family

A sweet, caring teenager with a big, friendly heart, Jessy likes to live a rich and active life. To Jessy, life is one big opportunity for activity, and he doesn’t plan to miss out on it. He loves being involved in as much as he can – everything from playing outside to learning new life skills. Jessy especially enjoys being out in his community, time spent with peers, and meeting new people. Boating, swimming, biking, running, you name it. Not surprisingly, his favorite season is summer, the prime time to be outdoors.

Jessy is learning sign language in high school. And he is a great teacher too!

Jessy has a great sense of humor – “hilarious” is the word used most often by those who know him – as he’s regularly cracking jokes, being goofy, or trying to make others laugh and smile. That fun-loving spirit shines through in the videos he created for his In-Depth Profile.

His interests range from reading, where he can discover fascinating worlds and get to know new characters between the pages of a book; to cheering on Northwest sports teams (Seahawks games are a Sunday staple); to being an animal lover (dogs and snakes are his favorite). He is an optimistic guy who remains in high spirits throughout the ups and downs of life.

Jessy was so involved in creating his own In-Depth Profile!

Currently in his junior year of high school, Jessy did well with virtual learning - and now he's thrilled to be back attending high school in person. He’s able to keep himself accountable and complete his work. He’s doing an awesome job. Jessy also has a mentor through the Boys and Girls Club and really enjoys that relationship.

Jessy does well when he receives plenty of nurturing attention. He has made positive strides both socially and emotionally, and is very proud of the progress he has made. In a home where he receives clear communication, positive attention, and individual freedom, Jessy does his best. He’s excited to have his own computer and video game consoles in his room and he is happy to earn the right to such luxuries.

Jessy says, "I'm a different person. It's kind of cool doing it and people look at it and think I'm a good person."

Anybody who meets Jessy really likes him and tends to stay connected with him. He’s got such a great personality. Jessy is particularly close to his grandmother, who lives near him and is a very important person in his life. It will be essential for Jessy’s adoptive family to support this bond.

One of Jessy’s main goals in life is to be adopted. He would appreciate having a family who enjoys fishing and hunting, dogs and cats, and living in the country. Jessy has made great strides in processing his thoughts and feelings and would appreciate an adoptive family who encourages him to continue doing so. Jessy would do best in a family with older siblings or where he can be the only child.

If you are a patient, committed family who will welcome this loving boy into your home, we would like to hear from you! Jessy deserves to find the right adoptive family.

Could you see Jessy as part of your family?