Meet Jacob

Jacob 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™.

Excels at: Math
Passionate about: Fishing
Loves to: Build and create things
Wants to find: A permanent home

Jacob's mind is always moving, and so are his hands. He is a seeker and explorer at heart—both in the outside world around him and in his journey for knowledge. Outdoor adventure has long been a draw for him. Camping, walking, short hikes, and especially fishing! Really anything at all out in nature is where Jacob is relaxed and happy. Jacob loves animals too, of all kinds, and feels a real connection with them. When he’s not exploring, Jacob also likes some down time which can include playing Xbox games, especially Minecraft where he can build and construct worlds from his imagination.

Jacob is constantly finding knowledge, whether it be at school or in his free time. He excels in math and has a deep interest in all things science. Anything that stimulates his creative mind is right up his ally. Learning best by doing, Jacob does well with hands-on activities. Currently in 9th grade, Jacob benefits from one-on-one instruction and structure when it comes to school and learning habits. He has a great imagination, and in the past has also enjoyed drawing. An adoptive family who will continue to encourage his strengths and help him continue to make gains in his education will be great for Jacob.

Jacob also wants families to know that he has a close relationship with his biological sister. A future home and family who will support and encourage that bond will be essential.

Jacob is a loving kid with a big, awesome smile and an even bigger heart who really wants a family to call his own. Jacob would appreciate if his adoptive family shared his love and enthusiasm for nature and animals. He's said he'd love a family who will engage in interesting conversations with him and who enjoys talking about science, politics, and philosophy. He’s also mentioned that he’d be happy in a family with dogs and other kids, as well as a yard to play in! Jacob will be most comfortable with consistent structure and stability, patience and lots of encouragement. A family who loves the creative aspects of life would be such a bonus!

If you can envision Jacob in your family, reach out to us! We can’t wait to find him the adoptive family he deserves.

Beyond the Profile: As someone who enjoys fishing a lot, I was excited when Jacob suggested we go fishing for part of his In-Depth Profile. I met Jacob at his placement and we walked, poles and tackle in hand, to one of his favorite docks. The walk was longer than I expected, but we easily filled the time talking and telling stories. Jacob is such an interesting, intelligent, sweet kid. He told me all about his science experiments, his little sister, and his friends at school. Talking with Jacob was like talking with an old friend. Once we got to the dock, Jacob explained his different fishing rigs and shared his fishing bait with me. As we stood shoulder to shoulder, casting and jigging, we soaked in the sun and chatted more about life, the ocean, and the future. Jacob is one of those people you just feel warm and comfortable around. He is so kind and calm, and his big heart comes through in everything he does. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Jacob the past couple of months, and can't wait to see him find the adoptive family he deserves.

-Ginger Seslar, NWAE Youth Engagement Specialist

Could you see Jacob as part of your family?