Willie is a 16 year old young man who enjoys sports and music. Willie’s favorite teams are the Milwaukee Bucks and the Green Bay Packers. Willie likes to write and perform his own rap lyrics in his spare time. Adults in Willie’s life say he is charismatic, has a good sense of humor, and shows leadership qualities often. Willie would like others to know he is “a hard worker, loves sports, and loves to be active”!
Willie will do best in a two-parent family living outside the Twin Cities Metro where he is the only or youngest child. The right family for Willie will be patient and warm and use positive reinforcement and encouragement as a regular part of their parenting style. Willie does best in environments that provide structure, routine, clearly defined limits, and 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.