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Jared from Pennsylvania



from Pennsylvania

Jared is an energetic and determined young man who enjoys playing with trucks and cars as well as watching cartoons. He's got a fantastic imagination and can be seen building Lego block figurines or modeling clay into different objects, for which he always has a very specific purpose and plan. He's intelligent, creative, and opinionated: he's not afraid to speak up, ask questions, or advocate for his wishes! He's active and loves to run around and play, enjoying swimming in the past and saying that his favorite school subject is gym. He likes to watch wrestling and football and is proud to call himself a Philadelphia Eagles fan! Those who know him well describe him as a bright and endearing child. It's also been noted that, with his big, bright blue eyes, he's extremely ?cute,? and he knows it?he can be very charming and is able to bring a smile to those around him, even on days that are difficult. While his favorite food is tacos, you can win his heart over with special snacks like cookies, Doritos, ice cream, and Honey BBQ Frito Twists. His caregivers have found small snacks, like Skittles and Goldfish, to be an effective positive reinforcement for maintaining positive behaviors throughout the day. Jared has a strong and positive relationship with his great aunt, who he calls ?nana,? and it would be a huge gift to him if his forever family would allow him to maintain his relationship with her. Parental rights have not been terminated for Jared, however once a permanent resource is identified, the county will enact final steps to terminate parental rights. For more information, a family can call the SWAN Helpline at 1-800-585-SWAN or have the family worker contact the recruiter, Melanie Burkhart, via telephone or email
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