Nicholas from Texas
Nicholas is a quiet and respectful youth who wants to live with a safe and loving family. Nick and his sister, who is not a part of this adoption, are close and provide emotional support for each other. Nick has made great strides in his life and has become a successful and motivated adolescent. He is doing well in school. Nick enjoys activities such as hanging out with friends, going to the lake, swimming, water skiing, playing sports, and playing video games. He has aspirations of going to college or a technical school to become a welder once he has graduated from high school. Transitions and change make Nick nervous; however, he has acquired coping skills such as talking to people he trusts and taking time to be alone to reflect on what is bothering him. Nick takes time to trust and build bonds. He prefers to spend time alone when upset, but he is open to talking about his feelings once he has time to process his emotions on his own.
Nick needs a family who will be patient when it comes to building trust, bonding, and forming attachments. He needs a family who understands and respects his close relationship with his sister. The ideal family for Nick will provide structure and boundaries but also allow Nick freedom to express himself in appropriate ways.