NYC Administration for Children&quots Services
Born: 12-06-1999
Age: 15
ID#: U150201563
Race/ Ethnicity: Hispanic/Latino
Gender: Boy
Updated: 02-04-2011
Meet our Kids
If you look up the word resilient in the dictionary, you should find Michaelís picture. For a child his age, he has been through so much yet he remains optimistic. Michael takes his time warming up to new people and in new situations. But he is open to having a family and people he feels he can trust. Donít be fooled by his guarded demeanor; he wants and thrives with one on one attention. Michael is a handy and helpful child who will pitch in when asked. When comfortable, he will show you his playful, friendly side. Michael is open minded and will try new things if offered but he needs to take it at his own pace as to not be overwhelmed. Michael enjoys school and has made improvements recently. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games and card games with his peers. He is also good at using the computer and loves animals. Michael needs a structured setting where boundaries and expectations are made clear and positive reinforcement is offered. He has tremendous potential but he keeps it all bottled up. A family that can show Michael that it is ok to feel vulnerable with them and encourage him to put his guard down, would be the perfect fit for him.  Illustration of a Butterfly
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