Michael is a polite, friendly 14-year-old who always has a smile on his face. Very popular among his peers, he makes friends easily. He has an innate sense of style and takes great pride in his appearance. Some of his favorite activities are writing poems and stories, drawing, karate, baseball and video games. Very organized, he has a great business sense.
In the eighth grade, Michael enjoys going to school where he is a good student and is frequently on the honor roll. Science and math are his favorite subjects. He is currently writing a short story entitled “The Terrible Winter.”
Michael has a very clear vision of his future career. He intends to be a pediatrician, and he’s already preparing for medical school by studying the brain. “I can tell you definitions of the brain,” he says. “I can talk about the cerebral cortex.”
For the present, Michael can frequently be found in the kitchen. He loves to cook meat loaf, fish and chicken Alfred and he would rather eat the food he makes than to eat out.
Although Michael has experienced many difficulties, he is resilient and optimistic about the future. More than anything else, he yearns for a permanent family that will guide him in the years ahead. The ideal family for Michael would be patient and consistent and would provide a structured environment for him. It would be best if he is the youngest or only child in the family. He is close to his brothers and the contact should be maintained.
Please contact the National Adoption Center, 1500 Walnut Street, Suite 701, Philadelphia, PA 19102 if you would like more information about adopting a child out of the foster care system. Parents do not need to have a specific income, and they do not need to own their own homes. Many of the children are eligible for financial subsidy. Call today for a free packet of information, 215-735-9988 or visit the website at www.adopt.org.