De'andre from Texas
De'Andre is a boy who loves to be on the go! He is an active and healthy child who loves to spend time playing or going on adventures. De'Andre enjoys being engaged in fun activities whether it is playing with friends, sports, learning about interesting subjects, or visiting with others. He has a great smile and is very courteous when he wants to impress you. De'Andre can be shy upon meeting new people, but he will warm up with a little time. De'Andre enjoys talking with people and sharing his thoughts. He can remember details about subjects that he loves, such as trains and snakes. De'Andre has visited a local train station and it was one of the best adventures he remembers. He enjoys going to visit the zoo as well. De'Andre spends his free time playing basketball or football, riding his bike, playing video games, or watching YouTube videos. He does well at school and benefits from structure, engagement, support, and consistency. De'Andre dreams of being a train engineer in the future.
De'Andre needs a positive role model to help reinforce appropriate behaviors and interactions with others. He will benefit from a family who will provide a positive environment for him to develop a sense of safety and stability. His family will provide healthy yet strong boundaries, and a nurturing and loving home with age appropriate discipline and consistent consequences. De'Andre's family will provide him a sense of normalcy. His family will be reliable in seeking any needed resources for De'Andre. The family must be extremely patient, but very firm in their approach. De'Andre will benefit from one family member at home for consistent supervision. The family should have a strong support system and be knowledgeable of available resources. It would be ideal if the family would be open to maintaining sibling contact with older and younger siblings who have been adopted. De'Andre enjoys being able to spend time with his siblings.