Jonathan uses his head and his hands to do the things he enjoys most. He loves building things with Legos and K’Nex. “Jonathan says that he likes to do things with his hands,” says his worker. Jonathan also likes sports, especially football. Although he comes across as a bit shy at first, Jonathan “really opens up once you get to know him,” the worker says. In fact, she calls him an outgoing young man. Jonathan also is very inquisitive. “He’s constantly on the move,” the worker says. She adds that Jonathan really wants to become part of a family again.

Jonathan needs structure, routine and consistency in his life and sometimes needs redirection to follow directions. He can be motivated by incentives and typically responds well when praised for making positive choices in his behavior. When completing tasks, Jonathan does best with breaks as well as reminders of them for a smooth transition when it’s time for him to resume his duties.

Jonathan would do best in a two-parent forever family with a strong support system. They will need to be able to give Jonathan the one-on-one attention that he needs to function at his best.

For more information about or to meet Jonathan, please call the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at 800-589-MARE(6273).

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