When it comes to being the best big brother out there, Joshua (12) takes the cake. In fact, when asked what three things he likes most about himself, he stated “I’m a good, big brother, I’m proud of going into the 6th grade, and I love how I dress”. He has a loving, protective nature, and a strong desire to ensure he and his brother are together and safe. Joshua is unique for his age in that he loves to help others and tends to put most people’s needs before his own. He’s an outgoing kid and loves talking to people and making them laugh. He loves basketball, playing Legos, and going to Adventure Island. He even just recently conquered his fear of going on the 70 ft waterslide!
Leon (7) is a playful little guy who loves his big brother more than anything. He is a joy to be around and those who know him best all agree he has a natural ability to fill your heart, even without trying. Leon prefers smaller social settings over large gatherings as he can get easily overwhelmed when there is lots going on around him. Leon’s favorite thing to do is ride his scooter and he tries extremely hard in completing tasks and doing things on his own. Leon has worked diligently to improve his speech this year and is making progress every day.
Joshua and Leon have been through so much in their short lives. They both have a desire to give and receive love and look forward to being in a family setting. A structured family in a loving environment is best for these brothers. Any adoptive family will need to have a good understanding of Leon’s needs and continue to advocate for him and encourage any and all of his accomplishments along the way.