12-yr-old DeMichael has grown tall in the last year!

Las Vegas, NV - Being 12 years old is tough enough trying to figure things out.  But without a real family, it's even tougher.  That's why today Wednesday's Child is asking if you would consider adopting 12-yr-old DeMichael.  Dave Courvoisier reports.

Almost exactly a year ago, we were with DeMichael at the "Heaven Can Wait" animal society.  We noticed then he was a quiet, but thoughtful guy who loved pets.

Today, he still loves pets, but maybe video games even more.  We're at the new Dave and Busters in Summerlin, and DeMichael was making quick work of all the video challenges.

DeMichael has grown like a weed in the last year.  And it's changed his outlook on things.

"He loves basketball which is great because he such a tall kid and he would probably shoot some hoops all day if he could. He likes that a lot and he’s good at it," says Becky, DeMichael's DFS Adoption Recruiter.

DeMichael didn't want to talk to the camera on his own behalf.  He's a quiet kid.

"He is a reserved… kind of an introvert type of personality. When you kinda get to talk with him it takes a little work but he will open up," adds Becky.

DeMichael does well in school, and has made a good impression on the foster parents he's currently living with.

"He has done just like a full 180 in school behaviorally academically, he has been wonderful… I talked with the family that he’s with and they just rave about the changes that he has made which are positive," claims Becky. 

This young man is trying to wrap his head around the changes that adoption would bring... But clearly he's ready.

"So I really think a family who has other kids would make him really comfortable to warm up to their environment. And he’s kind of a passive kid, so he would just kind of go with the flow with most families," adds Becky.

DeMichael is free and clear for adoption.  You can begin the process of having him in your home by calling the Adoption Exchange today.  702-436-6335


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