Dre’Vonne (Dre) is a funny, active, helpful, smart, and caring boy who can be a bit shy when you first meet him. Dre tends to play it cool around strangers, but he warms up as he gets to know you over time. Cracking silly jokes with him may get you an eye roll or eyebrow raise, but he enjoys using humor with others! Dre loves anything/everything about basketball and would like to join his school basketball team. He also has a passion for music (modern hip hop/rap) and reading, and especially likes artists or authors who talk about being in foster care. He also enjoys video games and remote control cars. Dre is tall for his age, and is a huge fan of FOOD-candy, nachos, pizza, you name it! He is a social teen who can get along well with older and younger youth, and can positively lead his peers when given guidance and encouragement.
Dre needs an active, very experienced, and patient family who is able to give him consistent structure. He doesn’t always share his feelings, and would do well with a positive male figure who can role model how emotions fit into a young man’s life. Dre’s birth family is very important to him, and an adoptive family would need to be enthusiastic about joining the family he already has. Dre has said that he would love to be adopted by a family with two parents of any gender, who live in or near the Twin Cities, will support him in athletics and other goals, will not give up on him, and who will love him. Dre sometimes needs space — he has LOVED having his own room — so he would do well as the only child in the home, or the youngest. He has shared that he could get along with older or younger siblings, though he sometimes needs reminders to be patient with other kids. If a family happens to have a dog or has future plans of owning a dog, Dre would be in full support!
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.