Meet Paul

Paul's profile features insight from his caregivers and advocates who adore him and are champions for his permanency. “My hope for Paul is that he finds a placement that has people that will love and care for him and really get to understand him.”

Paul’s movie picks: The Princess Bride, Beetlejuice, A Cinderella Story

Paul's favorite outdoor activity: Playing with the water table

Who Paul’s team is excited to connect with: Experienced families ready to help Paul continue to grow

A giggle that catches on, making the whole room giggle too, is one of Paul’s most well-known character traits. He’s just got such a great laugh that brings a lot of joy to the people who surround him. Silly and sweet, Paul finds his own ways to make people laugh, most often in the form of a silly face. It always works!

Excited to begin 10th grade, Paul receives great supports from his mentors and teachers. On top of that, he’s a quick learner who does well in his classroom environment. Paul largely communicates using American Sign Language (ASL).

Paul doing a matching game with his advocate Hope. She wants him to have basic life skills and hopes that he gets good relationships with other people as he grows up.

Paul loves quality time with the adults in his life that he’s connected with. Hope, Paul’s advocate, wants Paul to continue to find and maintain relationships with other people in his life, and knows that is a huge step for him!

One of Paul’s favorite things to do is play catch, and while you need at least two people to do that, Paul is no stranger to playing independently either. Lately, he’s also been really into playing his matching games, playing with magnet toys, and of course creating variations of his Toy Story themed Mr. Potato Head toys. He can do it all! In the summer months though, it’s all about the water; he loves playing in water and sprinklers!

Paul smiling in sunglasses. His advocate Hope says that he has grown and changed a lot, and she is proud of him.

Hope, Paul’s advocate, has seen Paul’s growth in communication and life skills over the time she’s known him. She’s excited to watch him continue to succeed!

Paul’s team is really excited to find him the permanent home he deserves. The team is most excited to hear from two-parent families who can navigate Paul’s needs and desires together, though families of all configurations are welcome to inquire.

If you can see Paul in your family, please reach out to us! He’s a great kid who deserves the very best.

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