Take note, because Eli is . . . literally. This is a boy who finds happiness in a simple notepad and pen. One of Eli’s most important things in his day-to-day are his notes. He especially enjoys playing his favorite game, Cops and Robbers, in which he, of course, is the cop writing down the important information. He keeps notes on how his day is going and things he would like to remember. Eli is a very active boy who finds joy being one-on-one with adults doing yard work, cooking together, spending time at the park, and going for bike rides. In Eli’s words, he would like his forever family to know that, if he is talking too much, just ask him to sit on the couch, and that he, “really has fun helping adults with cooking and helping outside.” Like many children, Eli is not fond of his veggies, but will make an exception for carrots. He also likes learning about different types of tractors and what they are used for. Eli has a zeal for telling stories and has an active imagination. He has shown interest in t-ball and doing at home science experiments.
Eli’s ideal “no matter what” family would be active, patient, and give him the opportunity to participate in healthy activities. They would need to understand that Eli sometimes needs extra patience and time with transitions and needs assistance with rebuilding his self-esteem and self-worth. Eli is an amazing child ready for his “no matter what” family to provide a stable and loving environment.