An artistic youth, Anthony is always ready to jump into a new
creative endeavor. From drawing to singing gospel music to keeping up with fashion,
Anthony has so many cool interests. It doesn’t stop
there. He’s into meditation, herbs, crystals, and cooking, especially the
Passionate and social, Anthony loves a good
conversation, and this theme runs throughout his In-Depth Profile. As a storyteller,
he has a way with words that will take whoever he is speaking with into a vibrant
and textured world. He’s a great question-asker
and an engaged listener, too. He really builds connections with people by sharing
about his unique interests and experiences, including his spirituality and
interest in Wicca, and asking others about their own sense of meaning, purpose,
always curious about what people are into
and really cares a lot about the people around him
and the people he loves.
For his In-Depth
Profile, Anthony wanted to sit down and share from his heart about his values,
passions, and specific hopes for needing people in his life that can be by his
side, saying, "I've got you."
Anthony is incredibly empathic and always tries to put himself in others’ shoes. On an occasion when his phone was stolen, even though he was upset, he also made comments that the other person may have “needed it more than him” and hoped they’d make “good use of it.” He also has a lot of empathy for folks who are currently experiencing homelessness, and wishes the world to be a more hospitable and compassionate place than it currently is for too many people.
Currently in the 10th grade, it may come as no surprise that Anthony likes all of his different electives and is super interested in attending culinary school in the future. To Anthony, food can act as a conduit for love. He has fond memories of amazing connections between food, culture, and his grandmother. When asked about a particular food memory connected to her, he thinks about his grandmother's coconut cake, which he describes as tasting "like a cloud." He dreams of creating incredible food experiences for others, as he hopes to someday open his own café.
really wants to be understood and listened to by caregivers. When asked, he’s
expressed his ideal family would include at least one dog and one cat – bonus
points if the cat is white and fluffy and the dog looks like a wolf! He dreams
of finding a family who will spend quality time together doing “family things”
like cooking together, hanging out and watching TV, and general family bonding.
Anthony knows that individuals will have different interests and he’s eager to come together with his future family and get to know and understand what everyone is passionate about. He wants an empathic family who is able to take time and chat through any difficulties that arise. Anthony has also expressed that he wants a home that is LGBTQ+ affirming and has a preference for a single dad or two dads who can understand and support him.
Anthony’s team wants families to know he’s a passionate, wonderful, artistic young man who needs a long-term placement. Though Anthony is open to many forms of permanency, his team is most eager to find a home and family that will support him as he transitions into adulthood. If you can see Anthony in your home, please reach out! We are eager and passionate to find him a place to call home.