Meet Cole, a 12 year old young man who is described as "energetic, kind inquisitive, creative and friendly." He is active and outgoing and states his favorite things to do "on a rainy day sit by the fireplace and read a good book or watch a good movie" and "on a sunny day go outside and play with my friends." The right family for Cole will enjoy watching him entertain those around him. He enjoys dancing, art, singing and chorus. Being a typical boy, Cole loves to eat chicken nuggets, French fries and cheeseburgers. Of course every great meal would end happily with chocolate and vanilla swirled ice cream!
Living with a family who shares his racial heritage is very important to Cole. He loves the city and would be happy exploring all the diverse things a city setting has to offer with his family. Cole is a sixth grade student where he receives supports and modifications to help him succeed to his fullest potential. He consistently works on things that are a struggle for him and he wants to make positive changes when things do not go well.
At times Cole can exhibit negative behaviors which reflect his inner turmoil. The best parents for Cole will have had some parenting experience and be willing to attend extra training and accept supports to help understand his trauma history and how to help him become the greatest young man he can. Initialized attention in the home by being the only child would best meet Cole's needs. A family can look forward to having fun getting to know this very special boy.
A person close to Cole stated "despite significant life challenges, Cole is a child who demonstrates remarkable resiliency. He has adjusted to multiple life changes and transitions with bravery and optimism." Cole takes pride in his bravery but still has some fears of never having a family to call his own or being hurt by people. His family will need to understand how this unique young man can fit into their life and they must be open to supportive services both in and out of the home. Maintaining sibling connections is very important to Cole and his family will need to encourage and sustain this relationship.
Contact: Kathy DePasquale or firstname.lastname@example.org
Adoption Resource Specialist
The Department of Children of Families
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106
The photographer is Yee-Fun Yin
Content Last Modified on 11/4/2013 2:39:08 PM