14 Years Old
Qualities: A good student, friendly, responsible
Jair, who likes to go by the name Alex, likes playing outside and playing basketball. He also enjoys playing cards, reading, and building things with LEGO Pieces. Alex enjoys passing around a football with others as well as practicing basketball dribbling and shooting. He also likes to watch movies and play with remote controlled cars. Alex stated that his favorite toys are his Batman Car and his personal DVD player. Alex’s ethnicity is Hispanic. Latino, American Indian, and Alaskan Native.
What Others Say about Jair (Alex)…
Alex uses appropriate manners most of the time. He like to start up conversations with others by saying ‘Hello’ and asking them how their day is going when he sees them. Alex likes to know the schedule for the day and he likes sticking to it. He also likes to ask a lot of questions for clarification. He shares well with others and is willing to help peers or caretakers when asked. Alex keeps a neat and orderly room most of the time. In school, Alex does a great job and does very well academically, getting mostly A’s B’s on his report cards. He has made strong bonds with his teachers and has not received any negative reports from school.
What You Can Do For Jair (Alex)…
Alex wants his adoptive family to be smart, nice, kind, and helpful. He would like the family to have a TV, Netflix, an XBOX, a clean home with nice rooms. He would prefer a family with a dog or a cat. Alex states that he wants “a family with no other kids or with a brother who is older.”
Photographs created by professional photographer Gary Luttrell of Gary Luttrell Photography.
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