Meet Gavin

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

Great at: Helping people
Dreams of being: A superhero
Loves playing: Football, baseball, and basketball
Wants to find: An adoptive family

Who is your favorite superhero? Gavin’s favorite is Thor because he is the strongest Avenger, and in fact, is even stronger than The Hulk. You are welcome to express an opinion otherwise, but just know that Gavin has done his research. He loves The Avengers and superheroes and has the action figures to prove it. Gavin has a few other prized possessions he is happy to show his new friends, as well. He loves football, the Mario Brothers, and loves to play with his tablet or the Wii. (Or really any video game console.) A few of Gavin’s favorite movies and television shows are Paw Patrol, PJ Masks, The Avengers, and The Power Rangers. An action-packed show with heroes? Sign Gavin up.

Gavin is always looking for ways to be silly and make people smile. "He will legitimately make me laugh super hard." - Adam, Gavin's caregiver

Gavin is a sweet, social kid who wants to be the very best at everything. He is caring, frequently silly, and openly expresses his empathy when someone around him is upset. Gavin is really skilled at reflecting and solving a problem. For the most part, he interacts really well with people who are a bit older than he is, though he loves having friends in general. As Gavin continues to learn how to navigate the world, having adoptive parents to guide him will be very beneficial.

Gavin's caregiver, Adam, has a lot to say about what a cool, kind, and caring kid Gavin is.

Now in middle school, Gavin enjoys learning and does best in math. Gavin does well in his classroom environment and is a quick learner in all aspects of his life. He really benefits from having extra supports in school, preferably by someone who knows him well. Gavin’s communication skills are getting better all the time, which also helps him to be successful in class. An adoptive family who will cheer Gavin on and help support him throughout his school years will be a great benefit to him.

"When he says he wants to be a superhero, I could imagine him growing up and being an EMT or something where he quite literally saves people's lives." - Adam, Gavin's caregiver

Gavin loves to help people and hopes to be a superhero when he grows up. Adam believes he will keep on helping people as he gets older.

As aforementioned, Gavin is also a big football fan, whose favorite team is the Seattle Seahawks – he particularly cherishes his jersey. When Gavin isn’t playing with something superhero related, he is most likely singing and dancing around the room. His social worker states that he has “quite the singing voice and dancing moves.”

Gavin has really close relationships with a few of his biological family members. An adoptive family who will help him maintain these bonds will be essential.

An adoptive family who can provide Gavin with the positive attention he craves would be a great fit. Gavin would do well with experienced parents, especially medically experienced, who can set boundaries and continue to teach Gavin how to make the right choices as he continues to learn how to be a thoughtful person. Gavin is very outgoing and loves to do fun things with people. He would do best in a household with no younger children in the home, but otherwise will do well in just about any family. Gavin deserves the right adoptive family to provide the support, love, and direction he deserves.

If you can envision Gavin as a part of your family, reach out to us today!

Beyond the Profile: Gavin is extremely caring and quick to throw in a "what about you?" when you ask him anything about himself. He wants to share the things he loves, but also wants to know what things you love! Our time together creating his In-Depth Profile was filled with fun, laughter, and a lot of Gavin making sure I was included, too. He's a kind, intelligent, sweet youth, and I'm so hopeful to find a potential adoptive family who is ready to help Gavin achieve all of his goals, and have a few laughs along the way.

-Kailee Haong, Youth Engagement Specialist

Could you see Gavin as part of your family?