16 Years Old
Qualities: Fun, Energetic, Loves to Express Himself
Turn on the radio, play a note on an instrument, heck, even hum a tune and if Jesse is anywhere nearby he’s likely to join in the fun. This young man enjoys singing, dancing, and everything else related to music. He is an energetic child who loves to express himself and gets along well with others. Jesse especially enjoys visiting with his siblings, and should be encouraged to maintain relationships with them once he is adopted.
What Others Say about Jesse…
Jesse’s helpers say they enjoy working with him.
What You Can Do For Jesse…
You can show patience and remain flexible as you welcome Jesse into your home. You can establish clear, consistent rules, and redirect his behavior when necessary. You can also work with various professionals to make sure his academic, emotional, and developmental needs are being met. Jesse would benefit from regular visits with his siblings, with whom he is very close. Other children in the home should be older than Jesse.
For those who submit an Inquiry Form expressing an interest in adopting a child listed in the Heart Gallery of Illinois, your form is submitted to the Adoption Inquiry Unit of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. It is DCFS’s responsibility to get in touch with you as the next step if there is a match. Let It Be Us is not a licensing agency or a child placing agency. Our function in the adoption process is to recruit foster and adoptive parents for the Illinois children who are waiting.
The first step in adoption from foster care is to obtain a foster care license. Visit our licensing map to find a licensing agency or an Illinois DCFS licensing office near your home.
Attend a Let It Be Us Finding Forever Families adoptive parent and foster parent recruitment event. Learn more here.