Michael from Texas
Michael has an infectious smile, and wants to be a fireman when he grows up. He enjoys playing with toys and spending time outside. One of his favorite activities is going fishing. He also enjoys hiking. Michael has been on trips to the water park and enjoyed it very much. He is active and particularly likes anything when he can do outside. When indoors he likes to spend his time playing games, drawing and he has become quite adept on his iPad and loves to play games on it. Although Michael can be a sweet child, he also struggles to maintain his behaviors at times and may act in a physical manner. Michael requires a consistent daily routine and one that keeps him focused and on task. He struggles with making friends and would benefit from older siblings and watching this behavior being modeled for him. When Michael becomes tired or is in an uncomfortable situation he can fall back into old behavior patterns. He requires constant supervision while interacting with others and needs assistance to accomplish activities of daily living.
Michael will benefit from a family who has experience caring for children with developmental issues. His family will be patient and willing to work with him while he transitions into his new home. He will need a lot of contact with his new family prior to adoption to help him adjust. The best option for Michael is a family that lives in the Houston, Texas area where he will be able to remain close to his providers and his community. Michael has worked with many of his providers for many years and has developed good rapport with them. Change can be a difficult situation for Michael and the more time he has to adjust to new people and places will make his transition easier.