- Case #82637
Marcus is a sweet and friendly child. He enjoys playing sports such as basketball and football. His dream is to play football for the University of North Carolina. When he's not outside, Marcus likes to play with Lego?EUR(TM)s and WWE action figures. His favorite wrestlers are John Cena, The Rock, and Rey Mysterio. Marcus says he likes to eat everything, except spinach, raw broccoli, and celery sticks (without Ranch dressing). His favorite food is fried chicken. Marcus is a very intelligent child. He benefits from encouragement to apply himself in school. At times, he uses his intelligence to persuade others to see things his way. Although Marcus often appears very self-confident, he can be sensitive to criticism and sometimes gets irritated with others when criticized. Marcus tends to isolate himself until he is able to exercise appropriate coping skills. He prefers to write when he is upset.
Marcus needs a loving and patient family. Ideally, his family will be experienced in dealing with children who need encouragement to stay on task and help teach him how to treat others appropriately. Marcus has a brother who is not part of this adoption. His forever family will need to be willing to allow him continued contact with him. Marcus prefers a family with a father and a mother, but he is willing to consider other possibilities. He has expressed a preference for an African-American family with up to three other children, as he would like to have an older brother or two.