Daniel from Texas
Daniel is an active boy who loves hands-on activities. Video games, Legos, electronics, and science related toys definitely capture his interest. As much as these activities appeal to him, he is also an outside guy who enjoys climbing trees and riding his bike. He likes being active and loves sports, especially basketball and baseball. He loves the challenge of board games, video games, and puzzles. Daniel has a very active sense of curiosity, a great sense of humor, and a dry wit. He loves to read and he is very good at it! He follows rules well and works through compromises. Daniel is diagnosed with Spina Bifida Occulta, but that does not keep him from his activities. Daniel does well in a small classroom environment, where he gets the support he needs to help him be successful. He is a concrete thinker, who tends to see things in black and white. His school program provides academic modifications for learning. Repetition is important for Daniel, and he does best with step-by-step instructions to complete tasks. He is an independent child, but he likes having a caring adult nearby to support and encourage him as needed. Daniel will thrive with parents who desire to make a real difference, and most importantly, he longs for a family who will not give up on him.
Daniel will do well in a family that consists of a mother, father, older siblings, or where he is an only child. His family will need to have established routines and boundaries set in place for Daniel. Daniel will thrive with an easygoing, committed couple, who has the knowledge and skills to parent him. Having some medical knowledge and experience will be beneficial for Daniel or a family who is willing to learn how to care for him.