You might scratch your head if someone says, “knight to queen’s bishop three,” but Gavyn might actually know since he enjoys playing chess. In fact, he’s most proud of understanding how to play this grand thinking man’s game. Gavyn also puts his talent and thinking skills to work with spatial manipulation hobbies such as Legos, K’Nex and origami. Sometimes, Gavyn turns off the thinking cap to enjoy playing basketball, going for a jog or sliding down a hill on a snowboard. Indeed, Gavyn enjoys being outdoors and going camping, fishing, and rock hunting. Besides wanting people to know about his chess prowess, Gavyn also wants them to know that he is “awesome!” He isn’t a fussy eater, either, and will try most anything and certainly won’t pass up pizza, burgers and tacos. During the holidays, Gavyn likes celebrating by engaging in family traditions. He is very much ready to be adopted by a family and be in a home environment. With his forever family, Gavyn wants to go on vacations and experience new places together.
Gavyn struggles with anxiety, so he needs a consistent, structured daily routine. He does well when he understands what happens next in daily activities. He also has difficulty interacting with peers and could use help connecting with them in an appropriate and healthy manner. In addition, Gavyn receives help in learning how to understand his behaviors and better manage his anger and anxiety.
Gavyn would do best with two experienced parents in a home without pets and where he is the only child. His parents should be patient, understanding and able to give him the one-on-one attention that Gavyn thrives on. His family will need to ensure Gavyn receives the services he needs to address the behaviors associated with by his past trauma. Gavyn has stated a preference for a family who enjoys being active and doing the kind of activities that he enjoys. Gavyn also has an ongoing relationship with his maternal grandmother and contact has been left up to him.
For more information, contact the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at 800-589-6273.
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