"We are looking forward to being together in a home where we can grow and play together in our new family!"
Francisco and Alejandro enjoy being together. They share a unique bond and love one another very much. Together they enjoy watching TV and movies, playing video games, and playing outside. They also enjoy outdoor activities like going to the zoo, swimming, and playing soccer. Both brothers do enjoy and need their time alone. Alejandro is the artist of the two and he will use art to escape into his own imaginative world. Francisco is very active and he enjoys being as busy as possible. Francisco likes to be in charge at times, but Alejandro loves his brother and lets him take on the role of the big brother in those situations.
"I like to play outside and ride my bike. I also like to play video games, watch TV, and color after I finish my homework."
Alejandro is a quiet child who likes soccer, football, and basketball. He also likes to play video games. Alejandro is a very respectful child. He listens and follows directions from authority figures and gets along well with his peers. Although Alejandro is very verbal, he continues to work on expressing his emotions and being verbal with others. In school, Alejandro has experienced many changes and the school system is a new journey for him. He currently utilizes resources and assistance to help him succeed. It appears he enjoys his new experiences at school and enjoys being with others his age. Alejandro is a very out spoken child. He makes others laugh and he smiles a lot.
Alejandro needs a loving and caring family who is able to provide a stable home environment. His family should be able to assist him with his religious beliefs and cultural background. They should provide stability and understand age appropriate discipline. Alejandro needs a family who is able to exercise patience and understanding, especially as it pertains to adjusting to school and the new obstacles this experience can bring.
"I like to play outside and ride my bike. I also like to play video games, watch TV, and color. I like outside activities like going to the zoo and swimming."
Francisco is an active boy. He can be shy and is usually cautious when meeting new people. He will become comfortable with new people once he spends time with them or can spend time playing with other children. Francisco enjoys playing football, playing with toys, playing video games, and watching TV. He tends to be a constant busy-body and sometimes doesn't understand the importance of stopping and taking a break. Francisco typically interacts positively with his peers and enjoys their company. He also likes to play by himself at times. Francisco can be happy and yet also hasty with his emotions, especially when he does not want to do something. Occasionally, he expresses himself in a physical and verbal manner. Francisco can become very uncooperative at times and needs a firm yet gentle caregiver to give redirection. He will listen and follow directions, but usually needs reminders and frequent redirection. It takes consistency and positive reinforcement for him to respond appropriately. Francisco has a healthy appetite and enjoys many different types of food, but he can sometimes be a picky eater.
Francisco needs a family who will provide a loving home with consistent boundaries and consequences and rewards. He will do well in a one or two parent home. He will also benefit from a family who will provide him with a safe, secure, structured, but loving and nurturing environment. Francisco has some emotional and behavioral concerns, so the family must be willing to help him manage these behaviors and learn positive ways to redirect. The family must also be prepared to pay close attention to Francisco, because he is very active and impetuous. He gets along well with kids of all ages, but he seems to do best with older or younger children rather than his own age group.
Francisco and Alejandro need a family who will provide them with a structured environment and close supervision to ensure their safety. They both require consistent disciplinary strategies. The brothers will do well in either a two-parent or single-parent family. It would be best if their family is very active and prefers to spend time outside.
Child is under Texas Department of Family and Protective Services