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 – family or members of his support team – he absolutely lights up. His greatest desire is connection with people. Michael really wants to be successful and works super hard to be a positive member of his family – he really wants to be adopted by the right family.
Michael loves playing all types of games: video games, board games, card games — you name it! He also loves watching TV, preferably with some company to share in the fun. You might be surprised to learn that he loves many classic, older shows – Bewitched is a favorite!
Michael is passionate about many different things in his life, things that bring him much joy and happiness. He’s a big fan of Pokémon, he loves his stuffed animals (especially Doggie Dog), and he has recently gotten into drawing with gel pens.
Michael has been making friends recently, and sharing some of his skills to help other children calm down when they’re upset. He’s very helpful and caring, and loves to provide some assistance whenever he can.
Getting outside is invigorating for Michael, and when he can, taking a walk and enjoying the fresh air are at the top of his list. He has also enjoyed camping in the past. Of course, getting outside, and well just about everything, is better with a dog! An adoptive family who has a pet or would be willing to get one would be great for Michael.
Currently in the 7th grade, Michael likes school. While he doesn’t have any favorite (or least favorite) subjects at the moment, what’s definitely true is that Michael’s favorite part about school is getting to connect with his classmates and teachers.
Michael has a few really important connections in his life, including two people he considers to be his grandparents. An adoptive family who will help Michael maintain contact with the people he loves and relies on for support will be essential.
Michael really, really wants to be adopted. An adoptive family who is consistent, patient, and is big on honest communication and positive attention will be the best fit for Michael. Michael really appreciates adults that can support him and be there to help him make the right decisions throughout his day, and will be there for him for all the days to come. 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’s team is looking for a family that has some medical experience or who is willing to learn, to be able to support Michael's current medical needs. They should also have the ability to coordinate, schedule and to prioritize whatever he may need. His team looks forward to speaking with families who can be there for Michael in every way. If you can see Michael in your family, please reach out to us! We’re excited to find him the adoptive family he deserves.