Meet Alec

Alec 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.

Not-so-secret talent: Sketching
One word to describe his art style: "Trippy"
Find him rocking out to: Twenty-One Pilots
Hoping to find: An accepting family

Alec is an artist whose confidence continues to grow with each new art piece. For fun, Alec enjoys skateboarding, hanging out with his BFF, playing around with arts and crafts, and most of all: Drawing. Actually, that’s a bit more than a hobby for Alec. In fact, in school his favorite subject is art. Currently in the 8th grade, his goal is to graduate high school and figure out what might come next, although Alec is sure that art will always be a part of his life. He might even like to incorporate art into his job someday, and would like to be a tattoo artist in the future!

Check out some of Alec's latest drawings, and hear about his drawing process, inspirations, etc.

One of the first things you notice about Alec is how warm he is. Kind and thoughtful, Alec will gently apologize if he’s late or has missed a call or appointment. He’s sympathetic and seems to understand that you never quite know what’s going on in someone else’s life. Alec has an awesome sense of humor and is a great conversationalist who can match anyone’s wit. Knowing all of that, it’s no surprise that he’s a super social kid with a lot of good friends in his life.

Alec loves using art as a medium to express his emotions. "However you're feeling, you can put that into a drawing."

Potential adoptive families should know Alec loves dogs and cats and would be very happy to have pets in his new home. Alec is open to all types of families as long as they are LGBTQ+ affirming.

Alec’s team is eager to hear from families who are excited to learn more about this awesome kid. If you can see Alec in your family, reach out! We’re excited to find him the adoptive family he deserves.

Beyond the Profile: Alec is truly special. Above the obvious facts I could say about Alec, like how good he is at drawing, he is thoughtful, intuitive, and self-assured. It is so great to hear a teenager be so proud, but also so humble about one of their biggest passions. Alec is such a great listener, but he is also great at contributing to the conversation in a meaningful way. I know he will go far, create a lifetime of incredible artwork, and be a positive, smiling force to reckon with. Alec is simply one of the coolest kids I've ever met, and I'm so grateful to have had the chance to help him put together his In-Depth Profile to reach potential adoptive families.

- Kailee Haong, Youth Engagement Specialist

Could you see Alec as part of your family?