You’ll see a lot of Corey’s awesome smile when he’s active! He’s a sports enthusiast who has the talent, physique, and interest to engage in just about any sport he wants to play; soccer, running, biking, skateboarding, football, snowboarding, etc., are among his favorites. He’s most active with football these days. To balance his athletic interests and talents, Corey is naturally entertaining and funny and likes to make people laugh. Corey had lots of fun last summer participating in several sports camps, and when he wasn’t at a sports camp, he was busy working as a member of a state park work crew, earning some personal spending money. When he’s just relaxing, playing video games is a favorite thing to do.
Currently in 7th grade, Corey is a smart and capable student who has the ability to achieve and maintain good grades. Corey does have some extra academic supports to help him do well such as additional time to complete tests. Historically, Corey has been a good student who has completed homework or other educational tasks on time.
Cory does best when he knows what is expected of him. Having a very predictable and consistent daily routine at home and at school with simple rules, expectations, and limits clearly helps him feel more secure and helps him to better manage his attention issues and high energy. Daily doses of praise and encouragement, too, help to motivate Corey to make good choices and help him to feel valued. To promote positive emotional and behavioral growth and development, he benefits from having an attentive and caring adult nearby to coach and redirect him when needed.
His social worker wants to talk with prospective adoptive parents (especially single dads and couples) who have a good repertoire of behavioral tools and strategies to enhance their ability to connect with, guide and parent Corey. A committed family who will not give up on him, and who can help him successfully navigate adolescence and realize his fullest potential is what Corey needs most. He has expressed that he would love to have a biracial family with parent(s) that share both his African American and his Caucasian heritage. If you feel your family could be the right family for Corey, please contact us soon!
See Cory’s Wednesday’s Child video here!
If you are interested in providing nurturing and love for Corey or for any other Special Needs Children, please call our office @ 419-726-5100 for further information.