If you ask JJ what he likes to do, he’ll quickly tell you he likes to “build stuff.” And he really does! After spending some time with JJ at Tinktertopia, a very cool art space, it quickly became clear that he’s got a knack for building. He crafted a very cool walkie talkie in no time at all – a very impressive feat.
JJ likes lots of other things as well. He likes going for walks and tracking his steps on his FitBit, watching YouTube, listening to music and dancing. Not only does he like building walkie talkies, but he likes playing with them too! Maybe best of all, JJ is a trickster and loves to pull off a good prank. JJ also likes office supplies like pens and post-it notes and he loves picture day at school. He likes to ride bikes, he likes to eat chips, and he’s a big fan of basically any dessert. (He doesn’t like cheese, though.) JJ is active, as well. He loves to play basketball with other kids in his community.
Everyone that knows JJ raves about him. He’s creative, caring, social, and fun-spirited.
Heading into the 10th grade, JJ likes school and does well in it. He tends to do best in a one-on-one environment and loves the extra attention from teachers and mentors. In fact, he really appreciates teachers in general because they are always there to help you out. In the future, JJ is potentially interested in a career in law enforcement.
We should note that JJ’s walks are made even better if a dog can come along. Recently, JJ took a dog for a walk and used his creative mind to get the pup to play fetch, even when he initially resisted. Instead of giving up, JJ viewed the problem in a new way and came up with a solution that made everyone happy.
JJ’s team thinks an adoptive family who can keep JJ connected to his community and to support networks that may be beneficial for him will be a great fit. They’re eager to hear from adoptive families with equal levels of patience and energy and who can provide consistency and stability while exploring the areas that JJ is interested in. Additionally, his team thinks he’ll do best as an only child in the home.
JJ has stated that he’d like a family that is nice and calm and “not too rowdy,” and also adds that he would really like a cat. If you can see JJ in your family, please reach out to us! We’re excited to find him the adoptive family he deserves.