Elliston (15) is very talkative, outgoing, funny, and helpful. He really excels in school and sports and enjoys playing basketball and foot- ball. Elliston would report that he loves to read and is currently studying Greek mythology! He would really like to have a good library in his area. Elliston is excellent at Rubiks Cubes and can ﬁnish them in minutes. He is also a great singer and likes to sing along to the car radio. He loves animals, with horses being a favorite, so a home that has pets would be a plus. Elliston is open to living in any location; however he would need to stay in contact with his brother and extended family members.
A family for Elliston would be a structured home that can be attentive to his needs. A two-parent family would be best suited for Elliston, and he would do best in a family with no other children or a family with no younger children. Elliston responds well to male care providers, and is usually easily re-directed. A family that can help Elliston continue to develop his interests and identities would be ideal! He is currently attending a youth group and would like to continue going to a church setting. Elliston is open to living anywhere in the cities (although he thinks the metro can be a little intimidating). The placement agency is open to considering families outside of Minnesota.
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.