Dejohn and  De\'andre
Dejohn and  De\'andre Dejohn and  De\'andre
  • Names:
    Dejohn and De'andre
  • Ages:
    17 and 11
  • Genders:
    Male and Male
  • Ethnicity:
    African American
  • Bulletin#
    TX16080

Texas Child

We are each different in our own way, but we cherish our sibling bond.

DeJohn and De'Andre share an exciting and tight knit big-little brother relationship. DeJohn is a good big brother who looks out for De'Andre and keeps him on track with his behavior and attention. De'Andre looks up to DeJohn and enjoys spending time with him. The pair share a close sibling relationship, which is reinforced by being together. They enjoy time together and time apart, due to the differences in their ages. DeJohn enjoys his time alone to do his own thing while De'Andre enjoys spending time with his peers. They continue to work on their big-little brother dynamic but they both have a positive effect on the other, which is noticeable to everyone around them.

 

I am a great kid and an awesome big brother!

DeJohn is a youth who wants to be loved unconditionally. He loves to be the center of attention and is very fun to be around. DeJohn has a great smile that lights up the room. He can be shy and soft-spoken upon meeting new people, but will warm up quickly and become talkative. DeJohn is a pleasant and cooperative youth who aims to please. He likes to be well groomed and dressed nicely. DeJohn enjoys playing video games and running, as well as playing basketball and football outside. He does well at school, but benefits from reminders to stay on task and complete his schoolwork. DeJohn excels in his favorite subject, math. He has participated in extracurricular activities and has enjoyed playing football and basketball on the school teams when possible. He is interested in trying out for the track team. DeJohn does best in an individual setting with others and is practicing accepting help with direction. He has thought of becoming a phlebotomist or a mechanical engineer so he can be successful and provide for his future family.

DeJohn needs a positive role model to help reinforce appropriate behaviors and interactions with others. His family will provide an environment where he can develop a sense of safety and stability. He needs a family who will provide healthy yet strong boundaries, and a nurturing and loving home with age appropriate discipline and consistent consequences. DeJohn’s family will provide him a sense of normalcy. His family will be reliable in seeking any needed resources for DeJohn. The family must be extremely patient, but very firm in their approach. DeJohn will benefit from one family member at home for consistent supervision. The family should have a strong support system and be knowledgeable of available resources. It would be ideal if the family would be open to maintaining sibling contact with older and younger siblings who have been adopted. DeJohn enjoys being able to spend time with his siblings.

 

I love trains and know all about them too!

De'Andre is a boy who loves to be on the go! He is an active and healthy child who loves to spend time playing or going on adventures. De’Andre enjoys being engaged in fun activities whether it is playing with friends, sports, learning about interesting subjects, or visiting with others. He has a great smile and is very courteous when he wants to impress you. De’Andre can be shy upon meeting new people, but he will warm up with a little time. De'Andre enjoys talking with people and sharing his thoughts. He can remember details about subjects that he loves, such as trains and snakes. De’Andre has visited a local train station and it was one of the best adventures he remembers. He enjoys going to visit the zoo as well. De’Andre spends his free time playing basketball or football, riding his bike, playing video games, or watching YouTube videos. He does well at school and benefits from structure, engagement, support, and consistency. De’Andre dreams of being a train engineer in the future.

De'Andre needs a positive role model to help reinforce appropriate behaviors and interactions with others. He will benefit from a family who will provide a positive environment for him to develop a sense of safety and stability. His family will provide healthy yet strong boundaries, and a nurturing and loving home with age appropriate discipline and consistent consequences. De’Andre’s family will provide him a sense of normalcy. His family will be reliable in seeking any needed resources for De’Andre. The family must be extremely patient, but very firm in their approach. De’Andre will benefit from one family member at home for consistent supervision. The family should have a strong support system and be knowledgeable of available resources. It would be ideal if the family would be open to maintaining sibling contact with older and younger siblings who have been adopted. De’Andre enjoys being able to spend time with his siblings.

 

DeJohn and De'Andre will benefit most from a two-parent family with strong role models for a healthy and loving relationship. The family could have older children, but it would be best if they did not have younger children as this pair thrives with extra time and attention. It will be beneficial for the family to create and maintain a structured daily routine. The brothers will benefit from a family who is attentive to their individual needs. Having a family with a strong support system will also be beneficial. It is important their family take an active role in their life and engage them in extracurricular activities. Their family will be open to helping the boys maintain contact with other siblings who have been adopted, but with whom they enjoy communicating and spending time.

Child is under Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

 

 

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