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Age: 14

"My name is Seth. My favorite thing to do is read. I like to read just about anything, as long as it doesn't have to do with Unicorns and stuff. I like Eragon and Twilight. My favorite is the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. I have most of them.

I don't just read. I also like playing with LEGOS and painting. I'll paint until my arm gets sore sometimes. After school, I'll usually read something or build with LEGOS. I play sports outside sometimes, as well. But reading is definitely my favorite.

I like World History in school because I get to learn more about places other than America. Science is fun, because I enjoy learning about biology. I'm also really good at Math, so I like that, too. When I grow up, I want to be an architect or an archaeologist. I want to either build things for the future or dig up history and study it.

I want a family that is responsible, lenient, motivated, and honest. I'd like a mom and a dad, because I really haven't ever had a dad. I'd prefer to be an only child. I usually fight with kids I don't know, though I am working on that.

My good friends would say I was caring, lenient, and willing to do what they want to do, not always what I want to do."

Seth's caseworker says that he always seems happy and loves talking about the things he's interested in: books, art, LEGO. He loves to be creative and tell stories and can be very insightful about his own behaviors and surroundings.

This young man has suffered a great deal of loss in his life. More than anything, he wants to feel wanted and a part of he belongs. Seth needs the security in knowing that whatever family he goes to, they will remain committed to him. He's been struggling in dealing with these losses, but he's made good progress.

Though he has expressed a desire to be an only child, he would likely do fine with a family that has older children. He does want to stay connected with his siblings, so he needs a family that is willing to maintain those connections under controlled circumstances. He might also express a desire to maintain some form of contact with others he has grown close to, so a family should be sensitive to those needs as he continues to deal with those losses.

Seth needs parents who understand the emotional challenges related to grief and loss. He needs folks who can help him with his goals, especially related to making and keeping friends. Being approachable and having good listening and reframing skills will help Seth to choose appropriate responses to situational frustrations, It will help Seth build on progress he's made already.

Seth is a smart boy who does well in school and gets good grades. He loves animals, and would enjoy being part of a family with a dog or cat. He is a happy, optimistic young man with varied interests and an inquisitive, insightful mind. What he needs to thrive is a family that will support him and stay committed to him no matter what. If you can be this support for Seth, call the Idaho CareLine.

Portrait by Barb from Barb Bergeson Studio Gallery

To find out more about Aaron; adoption or becoming a foster parent, email the Idaho CareLine (Please include your zip code and city.) or call 1-800-926-2588. You may be asked to provide this reference number: 30510.

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