Wednesday's Child: Jonathan

By: Nicole Morten Email
By: Nicole Morten Email

Turtles! Oh my, I love turtles!” exclaimed Jonathan.

His soft-spoken voice and gentle disposition can lure in just about anyone or anything.

“Come here, oh come here you little tiny deer,” he said.

Ten-year-old Jonathan's love for animals called for an exclusive tour through the Winnie Carter Wildlife Center nestled in the heart of Aggieland.

When he's not playing football, soccer or basketball, you can find him watching movies and playing video games. Jonathan is friendly, curious and brave; and although he's adventurous, his beautiful brown eyes confess caution. On the outside, Jonathan exemplifies the quintessential 10-year-old little boy; but on the inside, he's longing for something most kids his age have never been without: a stable home with a forever family.

Jonathan is searching for older siblings to play with, but most importantly, a mom and dad to support him through thick and thin. Wherever that forever family may be, he asks for one promise -- to provide unconditional love every step of the way.

Jonathan’s profile:

Jonathan currently attends church with his foster family and has also expressed an interest in participating in a baseball league. He has participated in family outings, including summer camp.

At school, Jonathan receives support for his speech delay and is currently working on passing all of his classes. He works really hard to please and get the job done. Due to Jonathan's past, school is a safe haven for him.

Jonathan currently lives with five other siblings and his therapist recommends he be adopted alone from his siblings. He would benefit best from having a strong male father figure and a loving mother in his life. He would do great with maybe one or two other siblings but not any siblings younger than he is.

He thrives best at school and does not have any behavioral problems at school, but when he comes home to his siblings he gets overwhelmed.

The adoptive parents would need to be involved in Jonathan's school work and encourage and help him succeed in his school. He would also like to be adopted into a family who likes to play sports. Jonathan likes to stay after school to do his school work, play basketball, and to avoid coming home. Jonathan feels that he is safe at school and no one can hurt him there, but he is currently working in therapy to let go of his past.

Jonathan would benefit from a family that would continue to help him build his self-confidence and show him that they can provide a safe a stable home for him.

For more information, contact Jennifer Burns at jennifer.burns@dfps.state.tx.us or call 512-864-6018.


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