Meet Davonte

Davonte 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™.

Loves: Being outside playing sports
Self described as: Always happy
Always up for: A family outing
Wants to find: A loving, permanent family

Ask anyone who knows him and they’ll tell you the same thing – Davonte is a great guy to have on your team! Davonte possesses natural leadership skills that are especially useful in his community. Davonte is a very friendly person with an amazing smile to match the kindness in his heart. If a friend or peer is having a hard time or a bad day, Davonte can be counted on to lend a helping hand, a high five, or a hug. He offers encouragement, strength, or a good joke to make everyone around him feel better. It goes without saying that Davonte has a very good sense of humor, and the kind of spirit that lifts up everyone around him.

Davonte is really great at expressing himself, and in turn, making those around him feel valued and appreciated. He is adept at telling his friends why he enjoys spending time with them and will effortlessly express his appreciation by detailing the ways in which they are a good friend to him. When Davonte feels cared for, he will let you know.

Davonte is very athletic and especially likes skateboarding, playing football, and soccer, but his true passion is basketball. Davonte plays on his high school basketball team and recently got to play in a really important game! Studying NBA player moves is one way Davonte gains his skills and for his In-Depth Profile he wanted to show off his favorite players’ signature shots.

Davonte demonstrates his impressions of pro NBA player shots.

When he isn’t playing sports or spending time outside, Davonte is really great at sticking to his daily routine which includes watching movies, playing video games, playing with puzzles, marbles, and board games like Connect 4. Davonte really appreciates a clean and organized area, so besides his clear dedication to puzzles, with pieces scattered about the floor, it is a priority to him to keep his space neat and tidy.

In school, Davonte is eager to learn and does well in school with some support from his teachers. He is conscientious and takes his time learning new information and retaining new concepts. Davonte likes school and thrives on structure; the familiarity of school and his routine on campus is a positive in his life.

Even outside of the classroom, Davonte thrives with routine. Davonte appreciates knowing what will happen the next day, and really likes to be informed if anything will change or is out of the ordinary. Patience and clarity are important to Davonte and help him feel comfortable and secure.

Davonte would really like to be adopted by a patient and loving family. Davonte has regular Skype visits with his two biological siblings who live out of state and would appreciate a family who can help nurture and support those bonds throughout his life. Davonte would do well with a family who also enjoys playing sports, spending time outside, and will provide him with the kind of consistency and structure he is used to. Davonte is goofy, playful, social, and kind. Anyone would be lucky to have Davonte as a part of their family. If you are interested in learning more about him, please reach out to us, we’re excited to find him the adoptive family he deserves.

Could you see Davonte as part of your family?