Matthew from Texas
Matthew is a very friendly and active youth who enjoys meeting and talking with new people. He enjoys playing video games and doing "battles" with others through the Wii. While Matthew does enjoy basketball and soccer, he loves anything Nintendo and prefers to be writing information about his DS or playing. Some of his favorite foods include any kind of pasta, especially lasagna. He also loves peas. Matthew enjoys a number of outdoor activities, such as swimming and running. He continues to improve his social and coping skills, as he does have a hard time with focus and attention. Matthew is able to communicate his wants and needs without difficulty, though he does occasionally need questions to be repeated or restated for understanding.
Matthew is anxiously waiting for his forever home. He will benefit from a loving, caring, patient and strong family who will provide him with a structured and stable environment. Matthew will thrive with a family who will build on the positives, as well as set up reasonable, age appropriate limits with consequences that can be enforced consistently. The ideal family for Matthew is a smaller family with no other children or children who are older than him. Matthew would love to have his own room as well. Matthew will thrive with patient role models who will assist and guide him in strengthening his social skills.