Who dreams of winning millions or becoming a star when the world of Pokemon exists? At least, that’s likely how Acar’Re feels. On his “All About Me” form, Acar’Re lists Pokemon five times as his favorite thing in the world. It’s his favorite toy. Playing Pokemon is his favorite after-school activity, favorite thing to do with friends and favorite thing to do on the weekends. “I like playing Pokemon a lot,” Acar’Re says. If he could visit anywhere in the world, Acar’Re wants to travel to Japan. “I want to see more of my favorite animes,” says Acar’Re, who also shows an interest in other activities such as playing football and basketball with his friends. In fact, he wants to become a pro basketball player when he gets older. If he had three wishes, Acar’Re would use one to “be in the NBA.” Then he could get another wish: “have a mansion with lots of money.” In addition to Pokemon on his list of favorite things, Acar’Re includes calzones for food, yellow for color and Phoenix for animal. He likes celebrating all holidays by being outside, but he enjoys marking Christmas by going to church. “Acar’Re really enjoys church and hopes to be in a youth group,” says his worker. This fun-loving young man has a bit of explorer in his soul. “Acar’Re is very interested in trying and seeing new things and could be very adventurous if he has the opportunity!” says his worker. With his new forever family, Acar’Re says he wants to “talk about things important to us” and “spend a lot of time” together.
Acar’Re receives services to help him process his past trauma and develop coping skills to manage his feelings. In school, Acar’Re earns good grades when he completes assignments, but he could benefit from assistance to help him stay on task in the classroom.
Acar’Re would do best with two experienced parents who have knowledge of the impact of trauma on a child’s behavior and development. They will need to be strong advocates for the services that will benefit Acar’Re’s success. The parents will need to provide structure and establish clear expectations from the start of their relationship with Acar’Re. He also would do best as the only or youngest child in the home. In addition, Acar’Re wants a forever family who attends church and supports his interest in religion. Finally, his family must be open to letting Acar’Re maintain contact with his siblings.
For more information, contact the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at 800-589-6273.