Meet Jessy

Jessy is excited to share some of his story through our In-Depth Profiles, a NWAE project that gives youth in foster care the leading voice in finding their own adoptive family. Learn more about In-Depth Profiles.

Known to be: A jokester
Favorite season: Summer
Loves: Quality time together
Wants: A loving adoptive family

Jessy liked the idea of creating his own video, so we filmed, joked, and reviewed it together.


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 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 video he wanted to help create (see it above!) to introduce himself to potential families.


Jessy really wants to be adopted. Here's just a couple things he's hopeful for.


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.

Currently in middle school, Jessy enjoys being in school. He is drawn to learning and having new experiences, which is what middle school is all about! Jessy benefits from a small classroom environment where he is able to build his social skills and focus on getting good grades.


Photos by Katy Cox, in partnership with Adopt-A-Child Photography.


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 would really like to be adopted. He would appreciate having a family who enjoys fishing and hunting, dogs and cats, and living in the country. Jessy is really close with his grandmother and it is essential that his future adoptive family supports and nurtures their bond. Jessy is great at opening up to the caring adults in his life. He has made great strides in processing his thoughts and feelings and would appreciate an adoptive family who encourages him to continue doing so.

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.

Beyond the Profile: I’m not sure I’ve met a teenager who has so many adults in their life who gush about them like Jessy does. His humor, his kindness, his fun personality. It seems like anyone who gets to spend even just a little time around Jessy doesn’t soon forget his spirit. That now includes me too! Jessy was such a fun creator and collaborator when we spent time making his In-Depth Profile. As we have created and reviewed his profile content together, he is always interested what my plans are, how I’m doing, and what I’m looking forward to. What a guy. He’s creative and thoughtful, always curious and mindful of the people and places around him. His profile gives a glimpse into who he is, and I hope you, a family, can see all he has going for him – and reach out if you could maybe see yourself as the adoptive family for Jessy.

-NWAE Youth Engagement Specialist, Nick Baumgartner

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