Who is Ashton?
When asked what he wants families to know about him, Ashton said, “I like to draw and color, I like Legos, I’m helpful and caring when I want to be, and I’m creative.” Other interests include origami, toy cars, and outdoor sports and activities. His favorite subjects in school are art and gym, and he is also very good at reading. Ashton is smart, outgoing, friendly, and very polite. He thrives on one-on-one attention from adults and likes stuffed animals and being tucked into bed at night. Ashton often connects better with younger kids because he enjoys the chance to play outside and is not yet interested in staying inside playing video games all day like many older teen boys!
A Family for Ashton
Ashton says he is open to a two-parent or single-parent family, but would like at least one mom. He also would like an older sibling, maybe a cat, and he is most comfortable in urban or suburban settings. Ashton’s team feels that he would do best as an only child or with a sibling who is older than him, as peer conflict can be a struggle at times. He would do well with parents who have an active lifestyle, can give him lots of attention, can maintain a calm demeanor even when things are stressful, and have a strong understanding of trauma and mental health. Ashton has a younger sister and brother who are not being adopted with him and live in two separate homes. He will need support maintaining a relationship with them and their families. Ashton does not have a lot of current contact with his birth family, but would like to, so would do well with a family who is willing to help him navigate those relationships in the future.
When asked what he wants families to know about him, Ashton said, “I like to draw and color, I like Legos, I’m helpful and caring when I want to be, and I’m creative.”