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 and has built a relationship with – whether it’s 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 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. Michael is also always up for a movie night – a potential future activity for his adoptive family!
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!
Currently in the 3rd grade, Michael does well when he can build trust with his teachers and mentors. He enjoys school and thrives with a positive reward system, which for Michael usually means spending extra one-on-one time with a teacher, or other trusted adult of his choice. Michael relies on a lot of patience, support, repetition, and extra encouragement in the classroom to be his best.
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.
An experienced adoptive family who will be consistent, patient, big on honest communication, and who will be his biggest advocates, assuring he has all the supports he needs to succeed, will be the best fit for Michael. Michael thrives on positive attention, so warm, loving families are encouraged to reach out. When Michael is experiencing feelings of worry, or frustration, or doesn’t understand a situation, families who can respond calmly and have a good understanding of and experience with techniques for de-escalating an excited situation would be very helpful.
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 in social situations with peers and in general. 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 patiently 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.
If you can see Michael in your family, please reach out to us! We’re excited to find him the adoptive family he deserves.