Initially reserved, Alex’s talkative and energetic nature lights up once he gets to know you. He loves baseball and basketball and played these sports competitively when he was younger. When not playing sports, you can find him as a budding maestro behind an alto saxophone. He loves performing songs that are popular on the radio, but often laments that the sheet music isn’t available for his instrument. Alex also enjoys playing Magic the Gathering; he would love to create his own dragon deck someday. He loves reading and his favorite genre is Science Fiction/Fantasy. He is interested in pursuing the Peace Corps when he graduates high school. He is also interested in attending college someday to study robotics or music.
Alex is currently a freshman in high school. He can be quiet in school and his choice in friends often reflects a mutual interest in art, music, and sports. Since starting high school, his favorite subjects are math and English. English used to be Alex's least favorite subject, but it has grown on him lately as he's found that the essays in high school have more meaning to him! Alex would like to be able to attend a high school that has a band so he can continue honing his alto sax skills.
Alex has a naturally competitive side that may emerge while he’s engaging in sports! Alex is always practicing and bettering his even-keeled sportsmanship strategies. He benefits from a calm, but direct approach in these situations. Alex is actively involved in the daily processing and learning about how our thoughts influence our behavior and choices. He is learning how to use this to his advantage to find the best ways of navigating life, including practicing life skills such as credit card/debit card usage and check writing. Alex is also mentoring another young person and developing leadership skills through this mentorship.
Alex has a team of fans and supporters who continue to work with him on being successful in his present and future. He will need to rely on this team as he grows further into his teenage years; his support needs will understandably change as he grows. It is hoped that a family for Alex will be able to join this team and become part of the larger network of people that care for Alex and are invested in his future.
A family that enjoys making homemade meals would suit Alex, as he rarely likes to eat out. Some of his favorite meals include Chicken Tinga, homemade Chinese food, but also boxed macaroni and cheese with hot-dogs and Valentina hot sauce. Alex wants potential families to know that he is organized and clean and would be happy to help with the household chores. He loves movies and watching Netflix as a family, or playing card or board games together. Alex deserves a family willing to be excited and passionate about his interests. He hopes his adoptive family will be familiar with his favorite sports like baseball and basketball and will play catch with him. He also hopes that his family might be musically inclined. Being able to attend baseball games and orchestra concerts to cheer him on are crucial to Alex!
Alex would do best as an only child, or as the youngest of older children. Alex would do well in a home with male and female role models. Alex deserves a family that can understand he will need consistency, time, and patience to trust them, and know he will be safe. Alex has asked for a family that is patient and smart, and that are willing to help him in new situations if he doesn't know something. Alex also deserves a family that is willing to help him explore his cultural identity.
Alex is processing the idea that his future is taking a different path than the one he previously imagined. He is striving to be seen as someone that is kind, can be relied upon, is trustworthy, and protective. Alex is hopeful to see what comes next for him!