13 years


Corey’s great smile shines through when he’s active. A teenager who is energetic and full of life, Corey has the enthusiasm and talent to play just about any sport; soccer, running, biking, skateboarding, football, and snowboarding are among his favorites. He’s most active with football these days and enjoys how involved he is in both passing and running plays as a tight end. On a weekend afternoon though, you can find him skating around the roller rink like a pro, making friends and weaving around at high speeds in a pair of inline skates. It’s one of his favorite things to do.
Corey is naturally entertaining and funny and likes to make people laugh. He makes friends easily wherever he goes with his kind and outgoing personality. Last summer, Corey had lots of fun at several sports camps. When he wasn’t there, he was busy working as a member of a state park work crew, earning some extra money for personal spending and saving. When he’s just relaxing, he likes watching movies or playing video games.
Now in 8th grade, Corey is a smart and capable student with the ability to achieve and maintain good grades. Historically, Corey has been a good student who has completed homework and other educational tasks on time. He says his favorite subject is math “because it’s difficult and not everyone is good at it,” so he is proud that he has a knack for it.
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 helps him feel more secure and helps him better manage his attentiveness and high energy. Daily doses of praise and encouragement, too, help to positively motivate Corey and help him to feel valued. He benefits from having an attentive and caring adult nearby to coach and redirect him when needed, to further foster his growth, maturity, and development.
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 connect with, guide and parent Corey. A committed family who will not give up on him, is excited to stay active with him, and can help him navigate and thrive in adolescence 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. Corey is an awesome kid, and if you think you or your family would be a good fit and want to learn more, we hope to hear from you 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.

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