Age 9


An attention span is hard to find in some 9-year-olds, and while Tristen can become distracted at times; there is something that really grabs and holds his attention.


Tristen loves to create, to construct, to build.  While Legos have been a fan favorite for over 80 years, certain people have a really deep connection with the colorful building blocks. With a basketful of Legos, Tristen can sit for hours, developing an intricate world of his own. (He enjoys sharing this experience with a trusted adult, as well.) Besides assembling lively cities out of blocks, Tristen enjoys playing with toy trucks, trains, and cars. Coincidentally, his favorite video games (and he sure love video games) are of the speeding cars and big trucks variety. Tristen has a certain drive when it comes to video games.

His focus is intense and purposeful – he really wants to do well.

You can add the feeling of rushing water and splish-splashing around to Tristen’s favorite things. In the past, swimming at the community center was one of his favorite physical activities, second only to bowling. Not only does he enjoy bowling, Tristen is fantastic at it. The great outdoors, full of wonder and exploration, is a rather new and upcoming interest for Tristen. By spending more and more time outside, he has developed an increased interest in what that world can offer. Summer camps and parks have brought joy to Tristen, and through day walks through tall trees in big forests, Tristen has been able to improve his coordination and expand his mind.

As he enters the 4th grade, Tristen is as friendly and likable as ever. He works hard in school, and is constantly striving to advance in the subjects he finds most challenging. Tristen is naturally sociable and has maintained friendships throughout his life. As he works toward learning proper social boundaries in and outside of school, Tristen’s success is promising.

It has been said that Tristen “has a terrific smile that melts your heart.” Even in a picture, you can feel the warmth of his radiant spirit.

His natural curiosity and boundless energy blend to make this kid a very special person.

Tristen would like to find a family with a single mom and dad or a couple.

Older siblings who will act as a positive and patient role model for Tristen would be excellent. With previous caregivers, Tristen has excelled with a reward system. He has taken ownership with tasks like brushing his teeth and showering and would do well with a family who can work patiently as he learns how to navigate the tasks that accompany growing up. Tristen also has phone contact with a relative and would appreciate keeping up that relationship; a family who would support him as he grows relationships from his past would be best. If you are interested in learning more about Tristen, please contact us right away. We would love to find this great kid the right adoptive family.

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


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