Adrian would like everyone to know, "I am kind, funny, and smart and I try to be respectful of others!" Adrian adds, "I try to do the right thing and be a good person." He is a talkative, creative, imaginative, playful, outspoken, smart and lovable teen, who enjoys drawing superheroes. Adrian loves to engage in conversation with adults and his peers. He would like to find a family that would, "sing and listen to music with me, eat dinner together, participate in outdoor activities and watch movies." When Adrian gets older he says, "I want to be a builder!" He likes to clean his room, do math problems and take naps. Adrian's favorite books are about superheroes, history, science fiction and comedy. He also likes animals, especially small dogs.
Adrian is working at maintaining friendships but can have difficulties in this area at times. Adrian is generally happy but can have periods of melancholy and can be fearful of expressing his feelings. He is learning to respect others personal space and boundaries.
Adrian reports, "My forever family would be a mom and dad, and maybe a brother who will shop and cook with me!" He needs a caring and experienced family who can make a firm commitment and provide a highly structured environment with plenty of attention, clear boundaries and supervision. It may be best if he were the youngest or only child in the home. Adrian has an older brother and it would be in his best interest to maintain contact with his brother in the future. The family must understand Adrian's difficult past and work with him to continue to overcome and reach his fullest potential. The adoptive family needs to help Adrian learn how to interact and maintain friendships with his peers and show him how to respect other's personal space and boundaries.
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