Meet Khris

Khris 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.

Loves all things: Super hero
Always up for: Family movie night
Known for: His kindness
Looking for: A permanent place to call home

Kind and affectionate, Khris's sunny smile and friendly demeanor leave a lasting impression on everyone he meets. Khris is truly a people person - he makes great connections with those in his life. He loves to spend time with his friends, the fellow members of his boy scout troop, his youth group at church, and the adults in his life. With a kid as outgoing and social as Khris, it's no surprise that he was ready to dive head first into creating his own In-Depth Profile to introduce himself to potential families.

Spend any amount of time talking with Khris, and it won't be long before one of his favorite topics comes up: superheroes! From Marvel, to DC, to Power Rangers, Khris loves to immerse himself in these fantastic worlds. If Khris could have any super power of his own, he'd want to be able to use lightning like one of his most favorite super heroes, Thor. Halloween is an especially fun time of year for Khris, who loves to be able to dress up like all his favorite characters. Not to mention Khris's love for candy!

Check out Khris's superhero talk to hear him go into detail about which heroes he loves the most - and the villains he wants to defeat!

Khris is a very active kid! He loves being able to get outside and ride his bicycle around in the fresh air. He also really enjoys going to the park or playing basketball, soccer, or taekwondo. Running around outside is fun for Khris, but he knows how to make the most of his downtime as well. You'll often find him curled up on a Friday night settling in for movie time! Besides his obvious love for super hero flicks, Khris also loves action movies or anything having to do with sports. The Last Dragon with Bruce Leroy and The Mighty Ducks rank high on Khris's list of his all-time favorite movies.

Khris takes us through a taste test of some of his favorite classic movie snacks. Movie buff, snack aficionado - Khris does it all!

As previously mentioned, Khris loves to spend quality time with other people. It's really important for him to be involved in all the different communities in his life. Khris loves getting weekly time with his youth group, and going on weekend outings with his boy scout troop. He also loves spending time with furry friends, and would love to have a dog of his own someday. Some of Khris's other interests include LEGOs, arts and crafts, and video games.

Northwest Adoption Exchange · Khris' Teacher #1

Listen in to hear one of Khris' teachers reflect on his kindness and helpfulness in the classroom.

Khris really likes school, and is doing well. Currently in the 6th grade, he continues to make academic progress and makes a strong impression on all of his teachers and mentors. As some of the people who know him best, Khris was excited to include some words of praise from his teachers as a part of his profile. His future adoptive family should be supportive and excited about Khris’s progress as he settles into his new home.

Northwest Adoption Exchange · Khris' Teacher #2

Hear how Khris welcomed his new teacher into the classroom and why she thinks he deserves all the love in the world.

Khris's team has noticed that he thrives in a household who enjoys spending time together. Quality time is the best time! Khris really enjoys spending time with his foster family and loves doing activities together as a unit. Khris' team also thinks he will do well with a nurturing family who will take the time to listen attentively, be consistent, and provide him with clear expectations. They also think he'll do really well in a family who can provide him with choices – he does best when he knows that his voice is being heard and valued.

Khris really wants to find a permanent home and a family that he can call his own - for good. He just wants someone to be there. We can't wait to help find this super great kid the adoptive family he deserves. If you’re interested in learning more about Khris, please reach out to us!

Portraits by Evelyn Parbon in partnership with Adopt-A-Child Photography.

Could you see Khris as part of your family?