Grant Me Hope: Avery

Grant Me Hope: Meet Avery

If he had three wishes, Avery wants a million more along with the world’s best gaming system, but most of all, he just wants his own home and family.

This 14 year old wants a family who shares dinners together and maybe even his favorite, spaghetti with meatballs in tomato sauce with parmesan cheese, garlic bread, California blend veggies and pudding for dessert. A family game night might be in store since Avery enjoys playing cards such as “Yu-Gi-Oh.” “I would win a trivia game of Star Wars!” he says. Avery also likes playing with Legos and participating in live action role playing games.

Like many teen boys, Avery enjoys playing video games and watching funny videos. He especially enjoys spending time outdoors and says he likes weekends because he can “have even more outside time.” Avery likes spending time at camp, and he says, “I would like to do Boy Scouts.”

Avery’s other favorite things include black and red for color, “Terraria” for game and wolves for animal. “White wolves are really spiritual,” Avery says. When he gets older, Avery wants to become an FBI agent.

With his future forever family, Avery wants to “do anything, from boating to movies to chores!” This bright and polite boy is really anxious for a loving forever family. “I would like a family who is non-judgmental and will not give up on me,” he says.

Avery’s early years were very chaotic and traumatic. He, therefore, would benefit from the stability of a forever family who is patient and willing to help Avery with his emotional and behavioral needs.

In school, Avery does grade-level work and likes to read and do art. He takes pride in being creative and jokes that “I am an expert at sleeping and learning.” His mentor says Avery “is an energetic, free-spirited young man!”

Because of his needs, Avery would do best in forever family with a mom and dad who are prepared for Avery’s past trauma and can help him get the services needed to develop appropriate coping skills. If he is not the only child in the home, Avery should be the youngest. “He does well with one or two younger kids (school age),” his worker says. Avery has stated a preference for a family with a dog.

For more information: 800-589-MARE (6273) or visit: www.mare.org.

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