Christopher from Texas
Christopher is a very caring and thoughtful youth. He loves to spend time with the adults in his life by going fishing, playing catch, or just spending time together doing something simple like watching TV or playing video games. Chris likes to go bowling, shopping, and out to eat. He is conscious about the foods that he eats, as he has become very fit in the last few months and wants to remain healthy. Chris started karate in the past year and really enjoys participating in this activity. In school, Chris struggles some with reading, but has been self-determined to improve this for himself. He has come a long way in this with practice and outside help. Chris is kind and considerate of others. He holds doors open for people; he has manners of common courtesy as well as the respectful habit of addressing adults with ma'am and sir.
Christopher will do best in a family with strong authority figures. It is best for Christopher to be placed with no other children who are younger than him. Matured siblings who can be great role models for Christopher will be an asset. He must have a home where positive reinforcement is surrounded by consistent structure and routine. He will thrive in a family who engages him and keeps him involved with age appropriate activities while redirecting his attention to positive learning. Chris has made great progress with consistent and caring relationships with adults in his life. He needs a family who has patience during his transition. Christopher often struggles with making good decisions. Christopher needs a family who will ensure he receives the supportive services he needs. A family with prior childcare experience and a strong emphasis on education will be best. His parents need to advocate for Christopher in school and encourage him to meet his full potential.