This is Jahiem.

He is a 16-year-old boy.

Meet Jahiem! Jahiem is an active young teenager who is very excited to meet his adoptive family. This young teen loves to play video games and be outside. He enjoys going to the park with his foster dad and likes to play basketball whenever he can. Jahiem has a very sweet in nature and loves to lend a helping hand. Whether it is helping a person across the street, carrying strangers’ groceries, or helping put away weights at the gym, Jahiem always goes out of his way to help others.  Jahiem has supports in school to help him stay focused and regulate his behavior. He will need a family willing to help him progress academically and reach his educational goals. Jahiem participates in weekly therapy to help him cope with what he has gone through in life, and the prospective adoptive family should be willing to continue supporting him in his future well-being.

The ideal family for Jahiem should be highly structured and consistent with implementing rules and daily routines. This young man is very energetic, so Jahiem asks that the family be willing to do fun activities when possible. Jaheim is not particular about who he wants for a family besides wanting a family that won’t give up on him and will love him unconditionally.

Heart Gallery portrait by Prasanna Sampath (May 2018)

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Note: Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) has ceased offering the non-relative Adoption Only program. CYFD does continue to offer the Foster Care program. The Foster Care Program differs in that that the goal of the program is to ultimately reunite the child with their biological parent while the child is in your care for approximately a year. Should you become a Foster Parent it is also a possibility that the children that you foster may become available for adoption.

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