Bobby is a young teen who enjoys spending time outside swinging and playing in the snow. He also enjoys music, including sing along videos, coloring and race cars. Bobby’s peers enjoy seeking him out and enjoy being around him. Bobby’s ability to communicate is limited; however he is learning sign language. He has been diagnosed with Autism. At times, Bobby can have trouble respecting personal boundaries and being able to express his emotions appropriately. He is currently in speech therapy to improve his communication skills. Bobby can have difficulty trying to process information at school and will need continued assistance in his education. He can also become overwhelmed in environments in which he is overly stimulated and act negatively towards others.
It is recommended that Bobby is adopted by a one or two-parent family that has experience dealing with children with emotional and educational needs, including Autism. It would be beneficial for an adoptive family to know some sign language or be willing to learn in order to maximize the opportunity for effective communication with Bobby. It would be best if Bobby was the youngest or only child in the family. The adoptive family must give him guidance in how to appropriately interact with others and to respect others personal boundaries. The family must also be able to provide Bobby with constant supervision, as well as large amounts of love, attention and affection.
To adopt Bobby or any other child with special needs, please contact Adopt America Network at 1-800-246-1731 or email us. We’re waiting to hear from you.