Cody has an impressive and eye-popping list of favorite things. Instead of kittens and puppies, Cody lists tigers as his favorite animal. “I want a pet one!” he says. Instead of lunch and gym class, Cody says science is his favorite subject in school because he loves learning about planets. What kind of kid likes science? The kind who wants to travel to Florida to – in his words – “swim with sharks!” The kind who wants to become a zoologist when he gets older. “I know a lot about animals,” Cody says. Cody’s favorite things to do include swimming, playing with Legos, playing football, flying his drone and going to trampoline parks. If you ask him what he’s most proud of, Cody says that he’s fast and strong, and if he had three wishes, Cody would want super strength and super speed along with the ability to fly. Of course, Cody’s list of favorite things would be closer to complete when he’s part of a forever family, one who enjoys being active just like he is. He looks forward to doing fun things together such as visiting a zoo, taking walks in the woods, playing football and riding bikes.
His worker describes Cody as outgoing, energetic, creative and caring. “When in a positive space, he often coaches younger peers,” says his worker. Cody benefits from assistance himself, especially when he’s at school.
His worker says Cody would do well in a future forever family with parents who are experienced and who can provide the supervision and one-on-one attention he requires. Cody would do best as the only child in the family. In addition, his family must be fierce advocates for the services that Cody needs to thrive. They also must be patient as Cody builds a bond and adapts to his new home.