- Case #80013
Derek is a cool kid, pleasant to be around and enjoys having fun with people. He enjoys participating in a variety of activities. Derek likes to look good and so he keeps his hair cut and dresses in nice clothing. He has a great smile, loves to hug, and is very charismatic. He is mannerly towards adults. Derek loves to please others and seeks approval through his athleticism. He has an interest in most things and would like an opportunity to just try new things. He can be quarrelsome when things do not go as he would like but responds well to structure, rules, and rewards. Derek continues to progress in overcoming past issues and is hopeful that others will see his growth. Derek struggles academically and needs motivation at times but is relentless in proving that he can do his work when he makes a commitment. Derek is committed to giving his best.
The ideal family for Derek will provide structure, consistent rules, and ensure that his educational needs are met. They will ensure that he receives the supportive services necessary as he transitions into their home. Derek needs a family who is patient, loving, genuine, and good communicators. He needs a family who is committed to helping him reach his full potential and gain a greater confidence in self.