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. He wants to graduate from high school and join 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. He took swimming lessons and a Tae Kwan Do class and really enjoyed himself in both. Shauwen also enjoys watching TV and likes the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet as well as cartoons and scary movies. A huge James Bond fan, Shauwen’s best day ever would consist of spending the whole day watching James Bond films. Other fun activities he enjoys include playing his guitar and writing songs as well as poetry to express himself. The school counselor has complimented Shauwen on poems being well written and describes Shauwen as having a wry sense of humor. Finally, like most young boys Shauwen absolutely loves video games and computers.
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.