Nestor is a very genuinely nice, caring, and polite kid with a good sense of humor and strong desire to be valued and accepted by a stable nurturing family. Nestor loves sports – especially baseball! He’s enthusiastic, too, about soccer and football. Nestor’s favorite pro team is the Raiders and he has dreams for his future that include playing college football as an Oregon Duck.
Nestor, in 9th grade for the 2016-17 school year, is a social student who is liked by his peers. When Nestor applies himself, as he seems motivated to do this next year, he is able to achieve academic success. This past school year, Nestor proved to be positive and cooperative in making behavioral changes that needed to happen at school.
With the success he enjoyed at school last year, Nestor has become more and more aware of how he can help to bring about a greater sense of emotional well-being and make positive behavioral changes in his daily life. Structure, praise, reward systems, and having expectations clearly outlined for him have been proven ways for foster parents, teachers, and coaches to motivate him. Nestor has also chosen to participate in individual counseling with a therapist to help him learn new coping tools and strategies to respond in positive ways to stress and frustration. He has already made important behavioral gains and is beginning to learn ways to manage his attention difficulties and restless energy. Nestor loves having regular 1:1 time and attention from caregivers and other significant adults in his life.
Nestor is pleased that he has a very supportive extended family in the area. That extended family and Nestor will be counting on his adoptiveparent(s) to help them maintain their special connection. Nestor loves his grandmother very much and feels especially connected to her.
Nestor will thrive in the care of loving, kind and patient parent(s) who will welcome him as a valued member of their family. Providing a consistent daily routine with clear rules, expectations, limits, and consequences that have been discussed with him ahead of time will be important in giving Nestor a sense of well-being and security. Of course, having a thoughtful and well-planned transition will be very important in helping Nestor successfully move into his adoptive home. If you are a family that truly enjoys teenagers and would love to be the parent(s) to mentor and coach Nestor through his adolescence and help him prepare for success as an adult, let us know soon!
If you are interested in providing nurturing and love for Nestor or for any other Special Needs Children, please call our office @ 419-726-5100 for further information.