Nicholas, who goes by Nick, is a sensitive, active, helpful and affectionate young boy. He is fun-loving and enjoys playing games and sports. He enjoys singing and playing video games, soccer and basketball. He loves playing in the gym. Nick enjoys the outdoors, too, and likes hunting and fishing. “Nick prefers hands-on activities,” his worker says. He’s especially proud of his Native American heritage, and he says that one of his favorite things to do is to attend drumming classes. When he’s interacting with peers, Nick can be very encouraging, caring and empathetic. Nick describes himself as “funny, talkative, easy-going, sporty, nice and someone who likes to joke around.” Nick’s favorite meals consist of breakfast foods. With his future forever family, Nick wants to share the activities that he enjoys, especially traveling.

Nick is still trying to develop positive social skills and interactions with peers. Nick can let his frustrations get to him quickly, but he is just as quick in realizing he should express his feelings in more effective ways. Nick can be very sensitive to criticism or perceived criticism and would benefit from patience in this area.

Nick would do best with two experienced parents who can provide the attention and supervision that would benefit him. If there are other children, it would help if Nick was the oldest. His future forever family must be willing to let Nick maintain his Native American culture. Nick also would benefit from having a male role model in the home. Nick has stated a preference for a family who lives near the country or on a farm, and since he loves animals, he wants a family who has pets. His family must be strong supporters of the services that will benefit Nick at home and in school. The family also must let Nick maintain his relationship with his brother.

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

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