Meet Cooper

Cooper 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™.

Future goal: Try out for high school sports
Willingly: Helpful around the house
Loves to: Laugh and joke around
Looking for: A permanent family

Give Cooper a fishing rod in his hand on a clear day and he is a happy guy. In fact, pair it with a tent at a weekend campsite adventure and you might have just designed his favorite place! Cooper loves being outdoors and is particularly fond of fishing and camping. Closer to home, it’s sports, sports, and more sports.

Cooper was invested in contributing to his own profile. Watch the video to see the whole process!

Cooper previously played on the football team and was active on the soccer team. In between those seasons, he’ll probably be playing baseball or shooting hoops or riding his bike. Notice a pattern yet? Baseball has been a longtime favorite of his, since he was a kid. He takes a real joy in playing so many different sports. As a now-highschooler, that means more opportunities! Cooper plans to try out for multiple sports, whatever he has time for!

Now in 9th grade, Cooper is a helpful student and staff at his school have lots of nice things to say about him. He has his sights set on college one day. But first, high school! Working on his academic goals will be that much better with a future family to help motivate and encourage him. His participation in sports is also a great motivator for Cooper to stay dedicated to his homework. He wants to play in every game, so keep his grades up is a necessity.

At home, Cooper is helpful and reliable when it comes to doing his chores. "I'm not just one of those kids who sits around and plays video games all day," he says. He likes time to play some video games, but he has an active and helpful spirit. He’s a friendly and kind teenager, quick to joke and chat with both adults and other kids. He has a close relationship with his brother and finding a future family who will support their bond throughout his life will be essential.

Cooper really wants to find a permanent home, where he can grow up with support and encouragement during his teenage years. He loves dogs (cats? Eh, a little less) and would love to connect with people who share his joy for the outdoors. A family with older kids (he would really enjoy an older sibling!), or where Cooper would be an only child, would fit him well. If you can picture Cooper in your family, please reach out to us. We are eager to find him the future home and family he deserves.

Could you see Cooper as part of your family?