Juan and Maria share a close sibling bond. They enjoy spending time with each other, but they also thrive with individual attention. Although Juan is the older child, Maria is the one who often likes to take charge of a situation. Juan is an enthusiastic, creative, and whimsical youth. He enjoys learning how things work and creating things on his own. Maria is a compassionate and friendly child. She enjoys individual activities like swimming, martial arts, and hiking. Juan and Maria have other siblings who are not part of this adoption and they would like to maintain contact with them.
Juan is a bubbly youth with a fun personality! He is very polite and, at times shy. He opens up once he gets to know someone and feels comfortable with them. Juan enjoys being outdoors and playing with his friends. He also likes to play with his skateboard and basketball. Juan works hard in school. He benefits from reminders to finish his homework and stay on task. He receives resources and assistance through his school to help him succeed. Juan is very detail oriented and does best with a routine and a structured environment. He likes to receive positive praise from his caregivers and adults. Juan gets along well with other children his age. Occasionally, he can become easily frustrated and is working on ways to better control his emotions. He has improved his relationships in the treatment of his peers and continues to work on controlling his behaviors. Juan receives supportive services to help him learn how to manage his behaviors. Juan is close with his siblings and enjoys visiting them. This relationship is very important to him.
Maria is a sweet youth who is very friendly, once she gets to know someone. She is a social butterfly and enjoys playing with her neighborhood friends. Maria likes watching Disney shows on TV and playing with her dolls, for which she has plenty of clothing and accessories. Maria does excellent in school and her favorite subject is math. She studies hard and benefits from assistance with her homework and help keeping her on task. When Maria becomes frustrated or upset, she tends to shut down. She can also be confrontational and argumentative when asked to do something she doesn't feel like doing. Maria thrives on one-on-one attention. She also likes to express herself through drawing and writing poems.
Juan and Maria will do best with a family that is understanding and patient. They will thrive with a family that will give each child individual attention. Juan and Maria need a family who will employ a structured environment and teach healthy and appropriate boundaries, while still showing love and compassion. They would like a forever family who will allow them to maintain contact with their other siblings and family members once they are adopted.
Child is under Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.