Josiah (Peter)

9 years

ID#WB9031

Peter is a smart boy with a great smile. Described as a sweet kid, he is very caring and wants to please his caregivers, especially mom figures. Peter’s foster mom tells us he has a variety of interests and pursuits, and she particularly appreciates his desire to help with meal preparation. His favorite meals include tacos, taco salad, pizza, spaghetti and Hot Pockets. Peter also loves vegetables! For fun and recreation, he enjoys riding his bike outdoors, playing basketball, engaging with other kids in a game of hide-and-seek, fishing, and playing on his tablet. He also has fun playing the flute! He’s not in band, but enjoys playing on his own. Peter likes to read too and is regularly seen picking up a book and reading for short periods of time before moving on to something else. His favorite day of the year is April Fools’ Day! Each year, he looks forward to playing a few practical jokes on those around. He also really likes Christmas. Peter’s growth and development are right on target. He enjoys school and is pleased to have made some friends. While Peter routinely does well academically with supports to help him to be attentive and focused, his current teacher wonders if there’s a little genius inside of him – she finds him to be very smart. There are days, she tells us, when Peter is truly a “star student,” which makes him very proud. Previous teachers have praised Peter’s writing ability, as well as his handwriting. Peter is showing a nice sense of independence by taking responsibility for getting himself up and ready for the day. He wakes up every morning and seeks out his foster mother for a hug and kiss on the forehead. He is very fond of his foster mom and is generally most comfortable with female caregivers. While it takes Peter some time to warm up to new people, once he gets to know you and he becomes more comfortable, his friendly personality comes through. Peter is benefitting from participating in counseling. He appreciates having a special adult with whom he can share his thoughts and feelings, and talk about past and recent experiences that have brought about changes in his life. Peter is working on developing behavioral tools and strategies to help him improve his social skills with peers. It will be important for his adoptive family to be supportive of continuing with such resources, especially as Peter settles into his adoptive family. Couples and single moms who would welcome the opportunity to parent and mentor a smart, caring boy will want to learn more about Peter! He coul do well with older sisters in his adoptive family, but would probably do best without brothers. Having a good repertoire of behavioral tools and strategies and positive parenting skills will help Peter grow emotionally and behaviorally. An adoptive family who will cheer Peter on in his academic pursuits and incorporate his interests into family activities should contact us soon.

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

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