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Alexander from Texas

Texas Adoption Exchange

  • Age8
  • GenderM
  • LocationTexas
  • Case #81000

Alexander enjoys drawing and coloring in his spare time. He also enjoys participating in extracurricular activities such as football and swimming. Over the summer, Alexander was eager to socialize and participate in different field trips with his peers at summer camp. He also likes to participate in outings within the community with his caregivers. Alexander is thoughtful and caring. At times, he can get off task and needs to be redirected and guided back to the task at hand. Alexander is an A/B student and enjoys going to school. He can sometimes become emotional quickly and benefits from encouragement. He enjoys playing basketball and likes to receive and give attention to others.

Antonio and Alexander interact and engage with one another by watching movies and going swimming. Alexander tends to play a leader role, while Antonio tends to follow his direction. Both children enjoy participating in extracurricular activities such as playing football and basketball. Antonio enjoys playing with toy dinosaurs. Alexander likes to spend his spare time drawing. Like most siblings, at times Antonio and Alexander have disagreements, especially when things do not go as they planned. They are learning how to take responsibility for their actions and lessen their argumentative positions. They respond well to redirection from authoritative figures. In school, Antonio and Alexander are meeting their educational milestones. Both children are spontaneous and enjoy expressing creativity.

Alexander will benefit from a nurturing family who will provide him with attention, love, and affection. He participates in supportive services to address and maintain positive coping skills and support. His family will need to allow him to continue to participate in order to help him process his feelings and emotions. Patience and positive redirection from his family will be helpful, especially when he is not following directions. Alexander's family will need to set rules in place and expect him to follow those rules. A family who will assist him with achieving his educational milestones is beneficial. Alexander will benefit from parents who will allow him to be independent, but still provide supervision and patience.