Want to meet a guy with an astounding array of interests? Stephen fills the bill! He loves basketball, baseball, soccer, swimming, animals, match box cars, video games, movies and board games. He participated in a 4H Program and enjoyed working in the equine division. He likes to help with chores at home and reports that he is especially fond of cooking and yard work. Being outdoors refreshes his soul and he hopes to go to the mountains and go hiking. Stephen's teamwork and athleticism are two of his strengths, and he also is happy helping others. A great sense of humor is a characteristic that will always win Stephen the one-on-one attention he favors.
In the ninth grade, this young man tries hard and benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan). He has an excellent sense of direction and is excited to start learning how to drive. His CASA and he have a great relationship, and they enjoy community outings together. Stephen gravitates toward younger friends. His school reports that he is encouraging to peers and gives appropriate feedback to the other children. He has been elected by his peers several times as a peer leader. Stephen participates in counseling, which will need to continue after placement.
The caseworker prefers a two-parent or single-female family; however, all family types will be considered. Stephen will need a home that can provide him with a great deal of structure. He has a strong desire to be a part of a family and needs unconditional love and lots of attention. He would like to maintain contact with his CASA and his siblings. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.
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