This is Manuel.
He is a 14-year-old boy.
Manuel is an energetic, athletic young man who gets along well with others. He is polite, personable and caring. This youngster enjoys being outside and participating in sports. He is involved in special education classes in school and states that his favorite subjects are P.E., science and social studies. Manuel can have difficulty following directions and participates in weekly therapy where he is learning positive ways to direct his energy, how to make good decisions and how to interact with his siblings in a healthy way.
An active, two-parent family that is patient and structured will be important. Manuel will benefit from a strong father figure and will do best in a home with older males.
Heart Gallery portraits by Stephanie Pendergrass (June 2017)