Shawn is incredibly easy to talk to and engage in conversation with. He has so many interests, which makes it natural to find something in common with him. As he puts it, he enjoys reading just about anything besides the dictionary. He is passionate about nature and enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and fishing during spring, summer and fall. Shawn is not a fan of outdoor winter activities and instead enjoys spending his winter time playing video, board and card games, especially Magic The Gathering. Shawn’s favorite food is pickles and he’ll let you know which are the best. Shawn has spent a lot of time helping his grandfather clean and fix up cars and would love to continue this passion in the future.
When asked what he would like in a family, Shawn stated that he would like them to be nice, smart and funny. He would also benefit from a family that loves nature as much as him! Shawn stated that he would enjoy having siblings, older or younger. Shawn would benefit from a structured two parent household. It would be ideal if one or both parents were to have the flexibility to stay home at times. Shawn would need to remain connected to his grandfather and brother.
That every young person whose life has been disrupted by trauma and subsequent child welfare intervention will be restored to a safe, permanent family with an urgency that honors the brevity of childhood.