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Age: 12

"My name is Alex, and I really like Math and Science. They're my favorite subjects in school. I also like to read and play video games on my Nintendo DS. When I'm not inside, I like to ride my mountain bike and skateboard. I also like to play Halo outside. It's like Cops and Robbers, but with Humans and Aliens. I'm also going to play Major League Baseball when I'm older, maybe at third base or outfield. If I don't do that, I want to be a construction worker.

My friends would describe me as happy and friendly. I like animals, especially wolves, dogs, and hyenas. I'd like to have a pet dog someday.

If I could have anything, I want to be adopted. Having a happy family that is nice to people would be the best. I'd like that family to have other kids so I can play with them, mostly boys, of course. When I have kids, I'll have a rule that if they get in a fight, they don't get to play video games for a week."

Alex is described by his caseworker as a happy boy who is a people pleaser. He tries to help out as much as he can. He is a bit shy, but he'll open up as he gets to know people. Alex is a likable, fun boy to be around and usually very happy.

A family with a mother and a father would be ideal for Alex. Patience will be an important trait in his parents. Alex has a hard time dealing with emotions, such as anger, disappointment, and sadness, though he has made good progress recently. He sometimes struggles with fighting, and he is on a 504 plan, so a family would need the flexibility and ability to help closely at school if needed. Alex does well with his grades, though he was held back a year early on.

Alex is doing very well in his current foster family and is very well behaved there. He does what he can to please his foster mother and is helpful. Parents will need to be familiar with and able to connect to community resources to help Alex work through his mental, behavioral, and educational needs. Though these needs aren't severe, Alex is still working through them.

This young man has a lot going for him. He is likable and happy and needs a family that will show him the love and patience he needs. A family that will go out and do things with Alex, like go on bike rides or take him some place like Disneyland, Sea World, or even the local zoo, will be a great influence on him. If you think you can be this family for Alex, call the CareLine today.

Portrait by Barb from Barb Bergeson Studio Gallery

To find out more about Alex; 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: 30511.

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