Brendan loves to go on outings on the weekends, playing board games such as “Monopoly” and “Empire Builder.” Brendan is a basketball fan. His favorite players from both the past and present are Julius “Dr. J.” Erving and LeBron James. But he loves to root for Detroit teams as well. Brendan enjoys watching football, basketball and hockey games as much as he likes playing the sports. Brendan also enjoys watching wrestling programs such as WWE. He’ll gladly exchange a weekend of playing video games for going camping. “He loves sports and enjoys the outdoors,” says one of Brendan’s workers. Brendan appreciates history and says American history and math are his favorite subjects in school. When he’s an adult, Brendan wants to be a professional football player, or maybe he’ll become a superhero since his three wishes include having strength, invisibility and night-vision.

One of Brendan’s strongest desires is having a family to call his own so they can play together and enjoy each other’s company. Still, Brendan wants his future forever family to know at least one thing about him. “I like to give hugs,” he says.

Brendan needs a stable and structured environment. In school, Brendan can sometimes be disruptive, but he can be charismatic and engaging with other students. Brendan excels when he receives additional assistance and patience in his classroom. With the additional help, Brendan stays on task and performs better academically.

Since he thrives on one-on-one attention, Brendan would do best with two experienced parents in a home in which he’s the only or youngest child. His forever family should be patient to form a bond with Brendan and allow him time to transition into his new home. Since Brendan likes dogs and cats, a home with pets would be appropriate.

For more information, contact the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at 800-589-6273.

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