Alex describes himself as “kind and nice most of the time”, creative, and loving. He goes on to say that he can interact well with others and he is very good at crafting. His favorite song is “Firework” by Katy Perry.
Some of the things Alex is interested in include going bowling, getting pizza and ice cream at restaurants, seeing movies, online shopping and exploring local parks and museums. Alex likes to read, play board games, and play video games like Minecraft and Roblox. When he plays with Legos and K-Nex he usually follows the instructions, but also uses his imagination to assemble his own creations. When outside, Alex likes to play baseball and swim. He likes to be a helper and feels valued when given specific tasks or chores.
Alex finds comfort in receiving nurturing from adults he trusts and is willing to share deep feelings with them. Building this level of trust will take time. He will let you know when he needs a hug! It is important for Alex to be in a structured environment. He can have difficulty with transitions, sudden changes of plans and unknown expectations. He feels better if he knows the reason why, when things change. Alex likes to have his own safe “chill spot” and prefers playing independently. He tends to get along better with adults and older children. Alex will need encouragement to interact with his peers.
Alex is in need of a patient, compassionate, “no matter what” family who will be there for him through the good days and bad days. They will need to understand that it will take time to build a strong attachment. When Alex talks about a home, he states he would like his own room if possible, would like to live in a small city, and pets are OK with him. Alex really wants to learn how to cook so this is an opportunity to bond.
When talking about his family, Alex said,” I want some fun times playing together. I want a really good family that will take care of me.”