Give him a box of crayons, colored pencils and drawing paper, and Chaheem’s imagination will take it from there. He delights in drawing action figures, then creating a story around them that eventually turns into a book which he will describe enthusiastically. Building with Legos, sometimes a home, is another absorbing pastime.
In school, this 13-year-old’s favorite subject is math. On weekends, you might find him skateboarding or occasionally playing basketball. Indoors, he is often creating video-game content. His career goal is to become a video-game creator or editor.
Affectionate and friendly, Chaheem is eager to be part of a family and says he dreams of having parents and maybe brothers and sisters—even a pet or two.
Chaheem is just one of hundreds of children who wait for families to adopt them. You can meet more children on the Adoption Center’s website www.adopt.org
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This post originally appeared on our March/April 2020 Magazine