Alexander, who goes by Alex, is a bright eyed young boy who wants families to know that he is interested in weather (specifically tornadoes), that he is a good person and he is very talented at Guitar Hero. His favorite channel on TV is the Weather Channel. Alex would like to be a storm chaser when he grows up. He is engaging when talking with adults and likes telling stories. Alex enjoys spending time outside, especially going camping and swimming. He recently received a set of golf clubs and has liked learning how to play golf. Alex loves playing video games and other than playing Guitar Hero, he likes playing any Lego’s video game. He enjoys participating in the Boy Scouts.
A closer look…
Alex has had some difficulty in managing his emotions regarding his past. He is working on developing positive coping skills and learning to express his feelings appropriately. Specifically, Alex has had a hard time understanding why his family had released their parental rights. He is working on being more aware and respectful of the personal space and physical boundaries of others. At school, Alex does well academically, but can struggle in areas related to communication with others and expressing his feelings.
How you can help…
Alex hopes to find a forever family that will have nurturing parents. He adds that he wants to have a family who will take care of him when he is sick or if he wakes in the night with a bad dream. Alex would also like to have a forever family that he could play video games with, have them buy him a bike so he can go bike riding and go to arcades. Alex would do best in a structured and consistent home where he could be the youngest child in the family. It would be beneficial to Alex if he had a family that was very patient and willing to supervise him on a consistent basis. The family must be willing to seek out any support services now and in the future that would be beneficial to Alex’s well being. Additionally, the family must be active advocates for his emotional, developmental and educational needs to ensure he can reach his fullest potential.
For more information, please contact his adoption worker, Kristi Thompson at 616.774.4303 or to email her, click here.