Matthew from Texas
Matthew is a caring and interactive child. He describes himself as being friendly, athletic, and playful. Matthew is a curious and active child. He likes being outside swimming or riding his bicycle. He likes to stay active, but also likes playing indoors with his toys or building things with his Legos. Matthew is very persistent and skilled in making things. He tends to play alone, though he still likes the attention and can be talkative. Matthew does not spend much time watching television, but does enjoy watching movies with the family. He likes animals and can be found playing with the family pets. He is kind and gentle with pets. Matthew states that animals make him laugh when they do silly things.
Angelica and Matthew are both social children who love to play and entertain. They are both creative and have great imaginations. Angelica loves everything about mermaids and would love to learn to swim as fast as they do. Matthew would like to create a time machine to see what it was like in the Ice Age. As siblings, they get along well with each other and enjoy being together. Matthew and Angelica love being outside, swimming or riding bicycles. They also like participating in family events with their foster family. Angelica and Matthew have never been camping before and are looking forward to one day going on a camping trip. They both love everything about being outdoors.
Matthew is very bonded to his foster family and will need his forever family to be understanding during the transition to his new home. He needs a family that will provide a nurturing environment, set clear and firm limits, and provide consistent boundaries. His family should be patient and loving, especially when his behaviors are more challenging.