14 years old

ID# WB9019

Likeable, funny, charming, and kind are just some of Aden’s many good qualities, according to his foster mom, who fondly adds, “He’s a joy to be around!” Aden is a very smart and talkative young man with an active sense of curiosity about the world around him. He loves throwing a football,
shooting hoops, swimming, riding his bike, and engaging in physical games with an adult and with other kids. Aden also likes video games, watching sports and movies on TV, listening to music, playing with Magic or Pokeman cards, and playing with family pets. Sometimes he enjoys reading, or likes to color. Aden’s also been an active member in his community where he’s completed volunteer work in the past.

While he may appear a bit cautious about joining in activities at first, once he gets going he is lots of fun and very active. He loves having opportunities to have new experiences and learn new skills. Aden especially likes environments where he can try different activities, such as the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club. He also enjoys church and church activities with peers. Aden does well when he knows he has caring people around him working with him to be successful.

Now in 8th grade, Aden’s favorite subjects are science, math, and PE. At school and at home, Aden benefits from having a very consistent daily routine with clear rules, expectations, limits, and consequences that have been discussed and agreed to ahead of time. He also needs parent(s) and other significant adults to maintain clearly defined roles between adults and children.

Aden has made great strides in counseling  where he is focused on increasing his ability to process feelings of stress and frustration in positive ways. His increasing insight into his own needs and behaviors and his ability to admit when he is wrong are new strengths. Aden is working on building his self-esteem, and in a positive, supportive environment this is improving. Aden may still tests boundaries, but only up to a point. He really loves to “bargain” but adjusts when the limits are firmly set.

Aden longs to have permanency in a family that can provide the parental time and attention that helps him feel good about himself and helps him be successful. Aden would especially like to have a dad or father figure and the comfort of a nurturing mom. If you are a family that would love to have a charming, kind, and humorous young teen to enjoy and parent, you may be a good fit for Aden.

If you are interested in providing nurturing and love for Aden or for any other Special Needs Children, please call our office @ 419-726-5100 for further information.

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