10-year-old Xander is an outdoorsman and a builder. He enjoys riding his scooter outside, and he excels at building things, which is why he enjoys puzzles, Beyblades and Legos.
This young man is friendly and affectionate when spending time with those he trusts. His sense of humor shines once you get to know him and he is comfortable with you.
In a previous foster home, Xander enjoyed outdoor chores such as stacking firewood and attending church events.
Xander enjoys math in school. As he works to catch up academically, he would benefit from a structured classroom with a small class size to help him continue making progress.
A two-parent household or a single male parent will be the best fit for Xander. It will be best if Xander is the only child in the home so a family can give him their full focus.
Xander’s future adoptive family needs to have experience with reactive attachment disorder and hard-to-manage behaviors and must be able to provide a structured, consistent environment.
Xander can feel overwhelmed in social situations and crowded environments. It will be important for his family to help him regulate his emotions and identify when he needs to take a break from overwhelming situations. He is getting better at doing this for himself.
Xander’s future adoptive family should be willing to work with various agencies to help Xander succeed and to help him continue making progress academically.
Xander’s DHS adoption worker will consider adoptive families outside of Iowa.
Could you be the family to provide a stable and loving home for Xander?