Meet Quintin

Quintin is excited to share some of his story through our In-Depth Profiles, a NWAE project that empowers teens to speak directly to potential adoptive families. Learn more about In-Depth Profiles.

Likes to dream up: New creative worlds and stories
Would love to: Live somewhere with animals, maybe a farm
Not-so-secret talents: LEGOs, drawing, art
Looking for: A loving, adoptive family

There’s a world beyond your wildest imagination and Quintin knows all about it. His imagination is expansive; his creativity impressive. One of the ways Quintin expresses his originality is through LEGOs. Like many other kids, LEGOs provide a complete landscape for creation and exploration. For Quintin, the colorful blocks encourage him to broaden his horizons and come up with something brand new. In general, Quintin likes crafts and any way he can express himself. He’s an artist! His drawings are so thoughtful too. With each one, Quintin can offer a detailed background story and explanation of what he’s created. It’s a remarkable skill. Quintin is an all-around sweet kid that excels in anything he sets his mind to – a quality that will only develop further with the right adoptive family to mentor and support him

It's safe to say Quintin is very inquisitive! He’s not afraid to ask questions and discuss basically anything. Scientific subjects fascinate him, including various medical fields, and Quintin loves to discuss the ins-and-outs of whatever he’s learning, as well as whatever fantasy he’s recently drawn up. His excellent memory means he remembers even the most obscure details about the stories he’s created. He’s been really into coloring lately and because he’s a true artist, a simple print-and-color page becomes a meticulous masterpiece as unique as this awesome kid himself.

Take a dive into "Quintin's Beastly Journal," where he shares a few creatures you don't want to miss.

One of Quintin's other favorite things to do is take a walk outside – pacing back and forth is a way for him to have some time to think while also enjoying the fresh air and getting some exercise. It’s been his go-to hobby for years. Fresh air, in fact, is really important to Quintin. Quintin has stated that he would really like to live on a farm, both now and when he grows up. One of his dreams for his future includes living on a big farm where he will adopt three kids out of foster care.

Quintin is doing great in school, especially because of his involvement in an after-school program that has taught him so much. In his program, Quintin has been learning some helpful social skills and making friends all while creating some future goals. One of the coolest things Quintin has been learning is how to read a map and get from point A to point B – an essential skill! He’s been focusing on board games and how to play competitive things and still have fun if it doesn’t go your way.

Quintin wanted to do an author reading for one if his favorite space stories, complete with illustrations and sound effects!

When it comes to an adoptive family, Quintin’s team is eager to hear from folks who also thrive in a calm environment. A family who likes to read, do art, and play games together is a great fit for Quintin, who prefers a calm environment. It’s also important for potential adoptive families to continue to support Quintin’s relationships with his two biological sisters, who he’s very close with.

Quintin is an honest, respectful, and kind kid who remains full of hope about finding his adopted family. If you love quality conversation and creativity as much as Quintin does, please reach out! We’re excited to find him the adoptive family he deserves.

Beyond the Profile: Quintin is a great kid, is not very high maintenance, and thrives with a routine and when he is able to do the things that are important to him, like having some quiet time alone on a nice day, or drawing/ thinking up new fantastic creations. Quintin needs a family who understands how unique and wonderful he is because he has his own way of doing things, and who can love and support him to continue to be different in the best way. He would love to have a family who would encourage his artistic ability and who would encourage him to follow his dreams. He thinks a lot about his future and knows what type of situations he likes or doesn’t like.

-Gracie, Quintin's social worker

Could you see Quintin as part of your family?