- Case #81003
Gerardo is a respectful, happy, funny, talkative, sweet and caring boy. He is very caring, which, at times cause him automatically assume the role of the advocate or caregiver for his siblings. Gerardo is a big believer in justice. He likes to play and joke around and feels very comfortable doing so with his siblings, as they have a very strong bond. Gerardo enjoys sports, and loves basketball. He has dreams to one day become a basketball player. He requires little to no redirection as he understands right from wrong. He is a very helpful and intelligent young boy, he likes to take care of others and advocate for them. At times Gerardo can be authoritative and he easily gets distracted and has to be reminded of the house rules. Gerardo does not like for others to touch his personal belongings without his permission.
Meet Jonathan, Gerard, Ricardo, Marcela, and Claudia! This sibling group is a fun, loving, and sweet bunch. Jonathan is the oldest of the group and is described as a big teddy bear. Jonathan is very sweet, loving, and emotional; he cares very deeply for his siblings. Gerardo likes to be called Gerry, and is the talkative one of the group. He is very smart, and likes to take care of others, especially his siblings. Ricardo, who likes to go by Mickey, is a bit quieter. Ricardo is very attentive and is also very close to his siblings. Marcela and Claudia are the biggest girly girls. Marcela enjoys playing with dolls and with children her age. Although Marcela may at times require some redirection, she does respond well to one on one attention. Claudia is the baby of the group, and is the move energetic of the group as well. Claudia may also need some redirection, she too responds well to redirection by adults.
Gerardo is aware of his permanency goal of adoption and has expressed interest in being adopted. He wants to feel loved, secure, and accepted. Gerardo will do well with a family who offers patience and love. The family must provide Gerardo with a structured environment while allowing him to grow and develop his own interests. Gerardo wants a family with similar culture.