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"Hi! My name is Jamareon. I was born to play football! I like basketball, swimming and jumping on a trampoline. I love to play video games, Matchbox cars and have fun with my friends. I like to eat cookies dipped in milk."
This exuberant boy's nickname, "Jam," is a great metaphor for his sweet personality and desire to be in the thick of things when it comes to sports. He will stick to your heart as you help him through life's challenges. A generally happy boy with a ready smile and engaging laugh, Jam is social and active. He thrives on individual one-on-one attention. He is well-liked by adults, particularly those who have worked with him in school, on team sports, in Cub Scouts, and in the LDS church, which he attended for a couple of years.
Jamareon does well in school and has good academic potential. He was in an active scouting program and might like to be enrolled again. In the past, flag football, T-ball, soccer, and basketball have channeled his energy and shown him that he has many areas in which he can shine. Jamareon would absolutely love being in a busy athletic-minded family.
It would be beneficial if adoptive folks are found in Southwest Idaho, where Jamareon has lived for so long. They could help him maintain healthy family ties with people he cares about, here and in Florida. He would thrive as the youngest or only child as well as in a family with children younger or older than himself. He is currently doing well with younger foster siblings; showing understanding, patience and even restraint, which is a major step. He likes cooking in the kitchen with a mom's help and making things such as pine derby cars with a dad.
This engaging boy desperately wants to be loved. Parents will need to have a strong understanding of trauma-based parenting and how to strengthen bonding. His new family will need patience as Jamareon continues to heal and mature within a safe, nurturing environment. His adoption social worker said, "Jam is a great traveling companion, helpful, fun to talk with and he will keep you laughing. People need to know he really is a great kid!"
Through family fun and experiences that are built on do-overs and a clean slate every day in every way, you will come to know the "Jam" that laughs, tells jokes, and wants to please. He loves. loves, loves unexpected outbursts of pure fun!
Portrait by Barb from Barb Bergeson Studio Gallery
To find out more about Jamareon, 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: 30465.
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