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It is my great pleasure to be able to present to you, Michael. Michael is a 14 year old child with a charming smile and a friendly personality. Michael has expressive green eyes, brown hair, and an olive complexion.
When first meeting Michael, he comes across as serious, polite, cooperative, and socially reserved. However, once you get to know him, his playfulness and good sense of humor also shine. Michael loves animals and gets along well with other children. He enjoys skateboarding, swimming, catching frogs, and nature. He also enjoys music and has played the clarinet in his school band. An excellent reader, Michael especially enjoys the Harry Potter series. He likes science and his least favorite subject is math. While his abilities are typical, Michael's school performance is inconsistent- so he'll need a parent to be actively involved with and oversee his academics. Michael has expressed an interest in becoming a surgeon someday.
It is understandable why Michael struggles with trust and attachment. While these issues are not insurmountable, it is important that Michael's caregivers remain realistic about the pace of progress and depth of attachment to them that Michael can ultimately achieve.
Note: Michael has stated that he would like a 'traditional family'.
Michael is available for adoption through the State of Oregon. For contact information or to find out more about adoption or becoming a foster parent, email the Idaho CareLine or call 1-800-926-2588. In Idaho you can dial 2-1-1.
Profile and portrait provided by A Family For Every Child. (http://www.afamilyforeverychild.org/)
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