District of Columbia/Maryland
Arturro is a 17-year-old African American 10th grader who enjoys talking with friends and playing basketball and also appreciates how the staff at KidsPeace Residential listen to him when he talks about how he is feeling. He is caring, funny, smart and courageous, and he is proud of the changes he has made while at KidsPeace. Arturro is in special education and has difficulty with reading. He has conquered his substance abuse and aggressiveness, but he needs a supportive foster family who will understand his history and ensure that he does not have access to drugs and continues to follow his long-term substance abuse program. If you would like to learn more about Arturro and how you could become his foster parent, please call 202-514-9015.
Armano is a 15-year-old African American 10th grader who plays football and runs cross country, and his favorite subject is math. He is loving, quiet, energetic, helpful and respectful and he is truly proud of his relationship with his sister. The ultimate goal for Armano is reunification with his father and siblings. He hopes to find a foster family that is African American, likes sports and can cook soul food. Armano will do best in a two-parent foster home where parents are skilled in behavior modification and provide him with consistent expectations. He is in special education and below grade level in reading and math. Armano exhibits defiance and aggression and engages in risky behavior and was reportedly abused when he was younger. A structured, well trained foster family will help him with is impulse control and ADHD. If you would like to learn more about Armano and how you could become his foster parent, please call 202-514-9015.
Derrick is a 15-year-old African American 10th grader who enjoys basketball and video games and is thankful for his family, particularly his grandmother who has always been there for him. He is clever, respectful, hard working, silly at times and physically fit. Derrick has experienced abuse and neglect and has issues with impulse control, conduct and ADHD. He is in special education with learning support and would be most successful in at two-parent foster family that supervised him closely and perhaps had older boys in the household who would serve as role models. His substance abuse problems are under control, but he needs to be watched closely so that he does not run away or become involved with drugs in the future. If you would like to learn more about Derrick and how you could become his foster parent, please call 202-514-9015.