Quenten

8872 - Quenten- WA - Photo13 years

ID#WB8872

Quenten is a personable, kind young man with a big heart. He also has a delightful sense of humor and a great laugh. While Quenten enjoys being around other children and is very pleasant and friendly with them, he routinely plays side by side, although there are times when he seems to enjoy interactive play, especially with his foster siblings. He’s very social, and enjoys being part of the group. His foster mom tells us that Quenten is almost always in a good mood.

Some of Quenten’s favorite pastimes are looking through picture books and having a caring, attentive adult read books to him – the Doctor Seuss series is always a hit. Quenten also love to play games and listen to music. One of his favorite games involves a bubble machine! He has also had fun playing T-ball and hand games. Quenten enjoys participating in community activities, and always likes going to the theater (and other quiet environments) and restaurants. Being outdoors is one of his favorite places to be and he’s always up for taking walks. Quenten has a healthy appetite for all kinds of food: some of his favorite foods are mashed or baked potatoes, mixed vegetables, and baked chicken. A favorite spot in his foster home is the rocking chair where he loves to sit and rock; the repetition is comforting for him.

Quenten is doing well in school, where he continues to enjoy participating in Life Skills classes, and in a small classroom environment. Generally nonverbal, Quenten primarily uses pictures to communicate. To build his communication skills, Quenten participates in speech therapy and uses a program on his iPad that uses symbols and pictures (he likes the games on his iPad too!). He has achieved important success in Choir and PE, and recently, was excited to play the bells and tambourine in a choir performance. To increase his social abilities, Quenten is engaging in more and more group activities, such as attending dance classes. He has also participated in Special Olympics in the past, and has tried soccer.

His foster parent reports that she enjoys watching him grow in many areas and is sure he will bring a happy heart and smiling face to everyone in his life. Once Quenten has been taught a skill, he has no problem remembering what he has learned. He learns basic directions quickly and follows them very well. He does best with some assistance with self-care, but is becoming more and more independent.
Quenten does have a meaningful connection with his grandparents. It will important for his adoptive family to be supportive of maintaining the significant relationship in some way.
Quenten’s social worker wants to hear from active, outgoing, personable single moms and couples who live in a community with the kinds of resources and services that will help Quenten be most successful. If you are a family that interacts with children in calm, patient ways, and that is open to learning different ways of parenting, you may be a good fit for Quenten. If you would welcome the opportunity to help Quenten realize his full potential, contact us soon!

 

Quenten’s social worker wants to hear from active, outgoing, personable single moms and couples who live in a community with the kinds of resources and services that help this delightful youth to be successful in his daily life. If this sounds like your family, contact us soon to learn more about Quenten!If you are interested in providing nurturing and love for Quenten or for any other Special Needs Children, please call our office @ 419-726-5100 for further information.

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