Jamal from Texas
Jamal is a bold and daring youth. He is very bonded with his sister, Mikira, with whom he will be adopted. He is able to effectively communicate his thoughts and feelings to others. Jamal can be very helpful around the house and assists with chores and meal preparation, which he enjoys. He also enjoys reading, dancing, playing video games, Boy Scouts, socializing with his friends, skateboarding, and other outdoor activities. His favorite foods are pie, pizza, and burgers. His favorite class at school is swimming. Jamal enjoys community activities, which continue to strengthen his social skills. Jamal has voiced interest in attending college and/or joining the military. He is also interested in securing employment in the near future.
Jamal and Mikira are a sibling who are very attached to one another. They close in age and enjoy each other's company. They get along well, look out for each other, and are protective of one another. Family is important to both Jamal and Mikira and they are able to develop healthy relationships with other people. They want, very much, to be adopted together. Mikira is an outgoing and friendly teenager. Jamal is also friendly and spontaneous, but quieter than Mikira. Both children enjoy cooking together. They both enjoy attending church and choir as well as attending and participating in community events. Jamal and Mikira like going on outings and socializing with others.
Jamal will benefit from a very structured home that has clear rules and expectations. A family who will be academically involved will be beneficial, as Jamal needs frequent encouragement to complete his school assignments. Jamal needs a patient and understanding family to help meet his full potential.