Zaahir from Pennsylvania
Zaahir is a polite, grateful, and respectful young man whose only request is to find a family. Those who know him well say ?Zaahir is hard working, caring, and kind.? He has been described as having a heart of gold. Zaahir loves watching and playing basketball, and he would like the opportunity to play on an organized team. His favorite professional sports teams are the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Lions. Zaahir is an incredibly talented and gifted lyrical writer and enjoys rapping as a way to speak out about his live and the experiences he has had. A good way to describe his talent is ?off-the-cuff,? meaning he can come up with lyrics very quickly and sing a rap for you. One day, Zaahir dreams about becoming a rapper or a graphic designer. He likes looking fashionable, keeping up with his appearance, and loves cool sneakers. In his current placement, Zaahir is known for being very quiet, respectful, and easy-going. He does well in school and is in regular education classes. Like most teens, in his spare time he likes taking naps, and also playing cards and basketball. His favorite foods include Chinese food and Smuckers brand peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. When asked what Zaahir is hoping for in a family, he stated, ?I just want a family who is nice.? He's not asking for much and is open to many different types of families. Zaahir would be open to families with one or two parents of any race; however, he would prefer a family with Christian or Muslim values. Zaahir would be an excellent addition to any family and is open to having siblings. He also likes pets. Zaahir has a very close relationship with his adult sister and her family, who are in favor of Zaahir finding a wonderful family. Even after an adoption, it would be very important for him to remain in contact with them. Zaahir is legally free for adoption and waiting permanency. For more information on Zaahir, please email his child specific recruiter, Stephanie Aldrich, at AldrichS@diakon.org.