Trevor is a bright and inquisitive young man. He is very creative and likes to build things with his Legos and Bionicles. Trevor really enjoys playing video games and would play them all the time if allowed. In addition, he likes to read and learn about history. Trevor notes, “If I could go anywhere on Earth I would like to see the pyramids or go on an African safari because I like history and animals.” When he grows up he would like to be a zoologist or a jockey. Trevor is not very picky when it comes to food but says, “I’ll eat anything, except for octopus or squid!”
A closer look…
Trevor is very proud of the progress he has made in terms of being able to effectively manage how he reacts to his daily stresses. He is working on developing appropriate social skills and being more respectful of others’ personal boundaries. Due to Trevor’s turbulent past, he can still have difficulty understanding personal space and appropriate social cues. At school, he does best in a smaller classroom environment with supervision and structure.
How you can help…
Trevor is in need of an experienced adoptive family who has knowledge of parenting children who have overcome a difficult past. Trevor notes, “I would like to have a dad to play catch with and go to see a horse race because I might want to be a jockey.” He adds, “I would also like to go to Disneyland or Disneyworld.” Trevor is open to the type of family he would like, as long as there is a strong male mentor. It would be in Trevor’s best interest if he was the youngest or only child in the home with no small pets. Trevor is open to families of a different race, sexual preference or religion as long as he is allowed to practice his own faith. The family must be active advocates for Trevor at home, in school and in the community to ensure he can reach his fullest potential. Additionally, the family must be willing to continue and seek out any support services that are beneficial to Trevor’s well being. Trevor is participating in a treatment program that he would like an adoptive family to take part in with him to help his transition into the adoptive home.
For more information, please contact his adoption worker, Kristi Thompson at 616.774.4303 or to email her, click here.