Tyler P

John, who prefers to be called Tyler, is best described as having a caring heart and a shy smile. His radiating smile is seen most frequently when Tyler is riding his bicycle or playing baseball. He states that he is enjoying his first year on a baseball team and loves being part of the team. When he is not playing baseball, Tyler is entertained by playing video games, swimming, or playing basketball. After playing sports and he is needing to refuel, Tyler will probably ask you to make pizza for dinner. For dessert he is will mostly request sour candy or strawberry ice cream. In school, Tyler excels academically and has earned being placed on the high honor roll. His favorite subjects in school are spelling and math. He will apply his knowledge that he has acquired from these subjects when he pursues his goal of becoming a doctor. According to Tyler’s foster mother, “Tyler has a good heart and a good personality. He loves to be around smaller kids and likes being a big brother.” His foster mother reports, “He has so much hurt. He needs someone that can help him work through it.” Tyler’s foster mother identifies that he thrives when he is given individual attention. She stated, “When it’s just him and I, you couldn’t ask for a better kid!” Tyler would do best in a one or two parent home without any children his age. He can be placed with younger children or children a few years older than him. Tyler prefers to be placed with a Caucasian family. A home that can provide him with an ample amount of one on one attention would be best for Tyler. Maintaining communication and a relationship with his birth siblings is important for Tyler as he transitions into his forever home.