Call him gregarious, gracious and a bit precocious, but Jessie is anything but cantankerous. “Jessie is a fun-loving, high-energy kid with a great sense of humor,” says one of his workers. “He is persistent, inquisitive and animated.” Jessie likes people and has the interests of others on his mind. “He has a big heart and is compassionate toward those he trusts,” the worker says. Jessie states that he has many friends, and people genuinely like him. This energetic boy loves staying active. Jessie enjoys caring for animals and playing with friends, especially tag. He loves reading, riding his bike, playing video games and shooting hoops. His favorites include the color blue, horses and pizza! Jessie says Halloween is his favorite holiday, which he celebrates by passing out candy. When he gets older, Jessie wants to become a police officer and he hopes to visit Mexico one day. When he’s asked the most important thing he wants others to know, Jessie says, “I am nice, respectful, creative and smart.” With his future forever family, Jessie says he wants to play drums together.

One of his workers says Jessie does best with staying on track when he receives one-on-one attention. Although he’s had issues in school, Jessie has made improvements. He says science is his favorite subject.

“Jessie is eager to be adopted,” says one of his workers. He would do best with a male authority figure in his new home. Jessie’s new parent or parents must be knowledgeable of the impact of trauma on a child. His future forever family must be able to give Jessie the attention and supervision he needs. In addition, Jessie would do best as the only or youngest child in the home. His new family also must be strong advocates for the services that will help Jessie thrive at home and in school. Since Jessie is constantly on the go, his new parents should be energetic and active as well.

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

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