Meet Michael

Michael 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.

Favorite outdoor activities: Baseball, football, camping
Favorite band to dance to: BTS
Can perform: Multiple magic tricks
Looking for: An adoptive family

To know Michael is to know a few important facts, though most significant of all? Michael is a people person. He is super social and likes to meet new people, and when he’s around the people that he loves – whether its family or members of his support team – he absolutely lights up. Michael really wants to be successful and works super hard to be a positive member of his family – something that he is eager to find. Michael really wants to be adopted by the right family.

Michael has so much to share with potential families. He came up with all of his own topics and questions!

Michael is passionate about many different things in his life, all that bring him joy and happiness. He’s a big fan of Pokémon, he loves his stuffed animals, and he has recently gotten into playing with Nerf toys. He likes playing games, such as Uno (he's a total pro!), and currently he's learning to play Cribbage. Michael is also always up for a movie night – a potential future activity for his adoptive family! One of his favorites? Ready Player One!

Getting outside is always invigorating for Michael. He loves to ride his three-wheeler up and down the street and really enjoys swimming. He’s taken swim lessons in the past and would definitely be up for revisiting that aspect of his life. Michael also likes to camp and just generally spend time outdoors. He also likes dogs a lot. An adoptive family who has a pet or would be willing to get one would be great!

Ready to see some magic?! Michael pulled out all the tricks to show us!

Currently in the 6th grade, Michael likes school. He appreciates the chance to be back again in person instead of online, even though his teachers say he has been very responsible with his online work. Michael does best when he can build trust with his teachers and mentors and has a predictable routine laid out day-to-day when he knows what to expect.

Michael has a few really important connections in his life, including two people he considers his grandparents. An adoptive family who will help Michael maintain contact with the people he loves and relies on for support will be essential.

Everyone just loves Michael. He’s sweet and caring and always wants to be included in whatever is going on. As his social worker says, "even in a room full of strangers, he chatters away.”

Michael wants to be adopted and says he wants a personal bedroom painted green

Michael really, really wants to be adopted. An adoptive family who is consistent, patient, and is big on honest communication will be the best fit for Michael. Michael thrives on positive attention, so warm, loving families are encouraged to reach out. Michael is a good kid who would really benefit from a family who can guide him in his choices and work with him to ensure he finds the best way to express himself. Michael really appreciates adults that can support him and be there to help him make the right decisions throughout his day and life. The right adoptive family for Michael will be one who will build trust with Michael and be there for him with the understanding that he needs a very specific home where he feels heard and secure. Michael also wants to find a family who will be supportive as he continues to grow up and explore his identity and who he will be in the future.

If you can see Michael in your family, please reach out to us! We’re excited to find him the adoptive family he deserves.

Could you see Michael as part of your family?