Family first – that’s Joshua’s motto because family means a lot to him. He loves spending time with family, particularly on special occasions. Joshua loves holidays such as his birthday, Mother’s Day, Easter and Christmas, and he enjoys celebrating them by eating well and spending quality time with family. Joshua looks forward to having fun with a future forever family. Perhaps they’ll sit together at the kitchen table and munch on his favorite foods: pizza, omelets, waffles, ice cream and Chinese food. Or maybe they’ll do some of Joshua’s favorite outdoor activities such as playing football and basketball and going to the park. When he’s spending time with friends, Joshua likes having sleepovers, playing video games and going out to eat. On his list of favorite things, Joshua includes red and gold for colors, dogs for animals and math for subject in school. When he gets older, Joshua wants to become a mechanic “so I can make a lot of money.” Joshua takes great pride in striving to improve, yet he’s still amazing as is – “I am kind, loving, nice and careful” – and he would make any family very proud.

“Joshua is reserved, but when he gets to know a person, he will open up to them,” says one of the adults who cares about him most. “He always strives to do better, and he is caring about others. He is very knowledgeable about things he is passionate about. He is a funny young man who enjoys making people laugh.”

Joshua would do well with a single female parent or a mom and dad who are experienced and trauma informed. His new parents should be patient and understanding as Joshua adapts to his new home. Joshua’s new forever family needs to be fierce advocates for the services that will help him blossom. He prefers pets.

For more information about Josh (C010291) or to meet him, please call the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at 800-589-MARE(6273).

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