Shauwen is an intelligent and witty youth who has made major gains since coming into foster care. He is described by those who know him as very smart and a child who loves to read about topics that interest him as well as learn new things. Shauwen has a terrific memory for facts and enjoys books about history related to war, airplanes, and spy adventures. Shauwen has read all except one of the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, which details quests and trials of a young spy. He has a wonderful vocabulary that is very advanced for his age and has great plans for his future.
Shauwen wants to graduate from high school and has hopes of joining the Army. While serving his country, Shauwen wants very much to take advantage of college opportunities offered by the US military and expects some day to get a college degree. He has also entertained a desire to work in the video game industry as a person who plays and critiques new games. A curious boy, Shauwen loves to hear about new places, languages, and cultures. He is so anxious to learn that he has taught himself both Spanish and Japanese through CD’s, TV, and books! Like other boys his age, Shauwen enjoys the outdoors and would join in activities such as bike riding, playing in his neighborhood, going to the local water amusement park, and swimming.
Shauwen is sure to bring laughter and adventure to your family as you travel a memorable path with him. He has two older siblings who have been adopted separately by single parents, and these families will be a wonderful support to Shauwen’s adoptive parents as well.