Cal has the skills and interests to become a great contributor to a forever family. He loves interacting with others, enjoys life’s simple pleasures and likes helping around the house. Cal might even become a family protector since he wants to become a police officer. Cal loves sports and enjoys playing basketball. “He loves getting to play games on his Xbox,” says one of his close adult acquaintances. “He loves getting to go to church.” One of Cal’s favorite things involves food. “He likes eating good food, and he is known to tell you if it isn’t good.” Don’t give Cal cheese pizza, or pepperoni pizza or sausage pizza. This foodie loves his pizza with ham and pineapple. Cal loves the color red like the kind on a shiny hot rod. And don’t ask him to settle the feline and canine debate because he likes cats and dogs. If Cal could travel anywhere, he’d go to Paris because he wants to learn French. When he’s asked to describe himself, Cal says he’s helpful and funny and enjoys telling jokes. Once he finds his forever family, Cal hopes to just spend time with them.
According to those who know him, “Cal is very nice and respectful. Cal does well at school. He was just recently student of them month. He is a really good kid just needs someone who has a lot of patience.”
Cal’s new forever family needs to understand the impact of trauma on a child. Cal would do best with two experienced parents who are patient and able to provide the support and individual attention that will help him. His new family must advocate for the services that will benefit Cal. Finally, his new family must be open to letting Cal maintain his sibling relationships.