David from Texas
David is an intelligent and articulate youth with a high level of introspection. He considers himself to be independent, a deep thinker with introvert qualities. David is kind and cares very deeply for his fellow peers. David is a renaissance kid as he has many diverse interests! David enjoys Anime, Pokemon, and loves to read all kinds of books. He is also an avid sports fan. David loves to watch football, basketball, and soccer, but he loves to play them even more. He wants to be a wide receiver or running back. Skateboarding is one of his hobbies. David is also a master at video games. You name the game and he has played it! He enjoys Lego building too. He is interested in learning how to do wood burning. David enjoys art such as drawing. He hopes he will also be able to join choir again. David expressed that he does not like roller coasters, oceans, not being able to see the bottom of a swimming pool, and he hates not being prepared for changes.
David is able to verbalize his dreams of a family. He hopes for a mom who has time to listen to him with a non-judgmental manner and a dad who can teach him about "man things." David wants parents who will cheer him on at his football games and attend his choir concerts. He wants to make his family proud. A family who wants to spend time helping him grow his interests will make a huge difference in his outlook on himself. A family with a calm manner will help give him "felt safety." He will do best with a family who will offer him a strong sense of belonging. David really prefers when adults tell him the hard truth versus sugar coating issues. He will do well with siblings older or younger as long as they are a positive influence. David suggested his first visit with his adoptive family will be to go eat Chinese food together. David is also seeking a family who can help him explore different religions, as he is currently exploring Hinduism.