Age: 11 years old
Born: January, 2010
Eli is in the 4th grade and his favorite subject in school is art class. Creative and giving, Eli loves to build with LEGO bricks and has a special skill where he creates origami and gifts them to his loved ones. Eli is the artistic, loving, sweet type, and though he may need some time to adjust, he really wants to be a part of a family that loves him. After school, he likes to throw the football around or play basketball, and when it’s time to come inside he likes to help clean around the house and watch cartoons. A favorite show to watch on TV is Animal Planet.
Eli says that he would eat chicken nuggets and garlic bread every day if he could, but he also likes hamburgers and spaghetti. Eli enjoys playing outside, and he is a really fun and goofy kids with those that he feels comfortable around. A good outing for Eli would be seeing a movie or going bowling.
The ideal family would be a mom and dad who can consistently support and love him. Eli benefits from therapeutic services so it is important that his forever family provides a lot of positive reinforcement and access to services as he grows. While Eli is used to being the only child, he would love to have siblings.
Photographs by Marina Berdnik