DeShon (Age 11) and Jarrell (Age 7)
Meet DeShon and Jarrell
DeShon is a three-sport athlete who wants to turn his love of sports into a profession. He is passionate about baseball and his favorite player of all time is the legendary Jackie Robinson. When he is not hitting a baseball, he is kicking a soccer ball or throwing a football. Jumping ramps and learning new tricks on his bike are two of DeShon’s favorite pastimes. Who knows, DeShon may have a future as a BMX rider! When DeShon takes a step away from the norm he likes to spend time playing video games and listening to music. Music is an important part of DeShon’s life and he likes to listen to and dance to various artists. Some of his favorite foods are tacos, pizza, nachos, fries, chips and chocolate cake. These are sure to bring a smile to DeShon’s face.
Jarrell is a very friendly young man who loves trying to jump ramps with his bike like his older brother. He also enjoys playing basketball and playing with his fish “Nemo.” Jarrell is also a Marvel and DC Comic fan, and his favorite superheroes are Batman, Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk! Jarrell’s favorite foods are waffles, hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream, and let’s not forget the most important…birthday cake. He is fascinated with sports and cannot wait until he is old enough to participate in his favorite pastime.
What Others Say About DeShon and Jarrell
Of course, DeShon loves being a kid and shows it by running around playing and laughing with friends. He has a great sense of humor and enjoys joking around with his friends. DeShon’s request for his forever family is simple: he wants them to be nice. He hopes they will play sports and own a pet.
Jarrell is described as charming, funny, playful and energetic. On occasion, Jarrell becomes upset when things don’t go his way, but his foster parents report that he is generally an easy-going youngster who’s sweet and caring. Jarrell’s criterion for a family is “a mommy and daddy who are nice and fun.” Can you fulfill his request?
What You Can Do for DeShon and Jarrell
The ideal family for these siblings would be a single female or a two-parent family. A potential family should have experience with youth who have traumatic backgrounds. A forever family should be capable of providing a lot of attention, supervision and structure. The adoptive family should be capable of advocating for the siblings’ emotional, developmental and educational needs. Patience is necessary to model positive communication styles and problem-solving skills. It would be beneficial if they were involved in extracurricular activities and if they maintained their relationship with their siblings. It has been reported that the children respond well to earning privileges as a reward for appropriate behavior.