This is Rafael.
He is a 9-year-old boy.
Note: Rafael is part of a sibling group and must remain with his sibling, Maria R.
Meet Rafael! Rafael is an inquisitive young man who is chatty, happy and will ask a lot of questions. He loves comics and superheroes and can talk to anyone about them for as long as a person will listen. Rafael is a very smart young man who enjoys school and learning. He is very much a people pleaser and tries to follow directions to the best of his ability. He needs a family who can support him in using his coping skills when he becomes upset with himself. Rafael is also a leader and very protective of his sister. Rafael needs a lot of encouragement in order to participate in various activities he is not comfortable with. He also needs support to feel proud of his achievements.
Rafael would benefit from a family with a strong male role model who can provide him with structure and clear boundaries. Rafael and his sister would benefit from a home who can continue offering this strongly bonded sibling group guidance in continuing to address their trauma behaviors. Rafael and his sister need a family who will support their ongoing contact with their other biological siblings.
Heart Gallery video still by Christopher Michael Roybal, The Incredible Films (August 2018)
Heart Gallery video by Christopher Michael Roybal, The Incredible Films (August 2018)