When it comes to LJ, one thing is certainly true – he genuinely enjoys life. So many things make him happy and in turn, he makes so many people happy too. A typical day in the life of LJ includes going to school, maybe hanging out with his support team, and then drawing, doing some laundry, or going for a drive with his foster family. On the weekends and in the summer, LJ loves hiking, playing soccer, or rafting. He’s had the chance to create such awesome memories when it comes to outdoor fun, like kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, and feeling the wind in his face while riding on a moped! He’s even tried out zip lining and really loved that too. LJ is super drawn to being on the water and especially enjoys swimming and kayaking. His current foster parents love to spend time being active outdoors, and LJ fits right in. Even if he’s just going for a walk, he loves to be outside.
Besides toys, LJ’s greatest passion may just be music. The sound of music is really appealing to LJ, who has a ton of fun recording and creating music through an app on his iPad. It’s a fun group activity for LJ, as well. He and his foster brothers have created some great tunes through the program. When not composing tunes, LJ will always make time for a trip to the park or local playground. Playing basketball and shooting hoops is a perfect way to spend time, if you ask LJ!When talking about LJ, we’ve gotta mention Hot Wheels. He loves his little toy cars dearly and it’s likely he’ll want to tell you all about them. Besides his Hot Wheels, LJ’s greatest passion may just be music. He has a ton of fun recording and creating music through an app on his iPad, which is a fun group activity too. He and his foster brothers have created some great tunes through the program.
Joseph, LJ's former social worker, sits down to share what he loves about LJ and why he deserves an adoptive family!
In school, LJ does his best with lots of positive support and encouragement. As a kid who enjoys quality time with the adults in his life, LJ has always been well-loved by his teachers and school staff. LJ is proud of his penmanship and is a bit of an artist as well. He’s continually working on his communication skills and is able to be more successful with the use of sign language and additional tools on his iPad. Having an adoptive family who will spend time learning how LJ communicates with the world will be very important to him. He’s a bright kid who just wants to learn about everything.
LJ is a really happy and loving kid. His social worker says:
LJ would really like to be adopted. If you are a single parent or a couple who loves to draw, sing, listen to music, and spend time together, reach out to us. His team is eager to hear from adoptive families who have previous experience working with or parenting children. An adoptive family that includes, or could include, a big dog would also be wonderful for LJ’s big heart.
He's a sweet kid who will be a joyful addition to a warm, supportive family. We’re excited to find LJ the adoptive family he deserves.
Portraits by Kai-Huei Yau, in partnership with Adopt-A-Child Photography.