Mikel is a wizard on the field, on the court and on the water. He loves kicking around a soccer ball and shooting hoops. But it’s football that’s his real calling. Mikel loves playing it and watching, and he dreams of visiting Cleveland his favorite pro team, the Browns. When he gets older, Mikel hopes to play professional football. On the water, Mikel is a fishing phenom. This active young man likes many sports and hobbies, but he still takes time to enjoy quieter activities. For instance, Mikel likes playing board, card and video games, and he collects Yu-Gi-Oh cards and likes engaging in battles of it with peers. He also collects Magic: The Gathering cards and enjoys playing against his peers. Despite his competitive nature, Mikel is a softy. “He is very laidback and can be quiet,” says one of the adults who knows him best. When he gets comfortable, Mikel can be entertaining. “He is very creative and loves to tell stories.” Mikel would do well with a forever family who’s as smart as he is and enjoys playing games together. He really would like to go on roller coasters with them.

“Mikel has a big heart, especially when it comes to his family,” says a close adult acquaintance. “He is a very sporty guy and loves to make people laugh. Mikel is a kiddo who loves with his whole heart. He has a great sense of humor and can be very outgoing, cheerful and curious. Mikel can be very friendly and helpful.”

Mikel would do best with two experienced and trauma informed parents. His new parents must advocate for the services that will help Mikel excel. His new forever family needs to be patient and understanding as Mikel transitions into his new home. Finally, Mikel would do best as the youngest child in his new home.

For more information about Mikel (C010051) or to meet him, please call the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at 800-589-MARE(6273).

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