This is Benny.
He is a 14-year-old boy.
Benny is a very charming, loving, soft-hearted young man. His favorite foods are Takis and mac-n-cheese. He is bright and academically talented. His favorite subjects in school are science and math. Benny enjoys playing sports, reading and video games. One very important activity that Benny holds dearly his faith. He loves to go to church and participating in church activities. He would like to continue to be involved in church with his new family.
Benny would thrive in a two-parent household that are loving, caring and likes to hug. He is a part of a sibling group that consists of himself and an older sister. He loves affection and understanding individuals. He needs structure and consistency. He needs a family who will be able to take him to therapy and consistently address his emotional needs and limited tolerance to stress. He needs a family that will not give up, support and encourage both him and his sister. He will need ongoing individual and family therapy as well as medication management. Benny would do best in a home where no children are around his age as it can make him feel like he has to compete with the other child.
Heart Gallery portraits by Kristen Jackson (top two images May 2018) and Amy Ward (bottom two images April 2016)