Jayleen is an 8-year-old boy from Texas who is hoping to be adopted.
Jayleen is a happy and very gentle child with a caring and affectionate personality. He is momma's little helper and daddy's shadow. Jayleen enjoys the company of his female caregivers. He finds comfort and familiarity in their presence. Jayleen likes to shadow his male caregivers. He enjoys helping out with tasks where he can learn. Jayleen feels like a big boy when he is participating in "guy time". Jayleen prefers to be around people with whom he is accustomed. He likes routines and structure. Jayleen feels more comfortable in known surroundings. He likes to know ahead of time when there will be changes. Jayleen may object or resist at first, but with communication and understanding he is redirected to go along with the program. Jayleen loves to play with building blocks, toy trucks, and reading books. He mostly loves to play with his sisters. Jayleen and his sisters love and support each other. Jayleen and his sisters will not be placed together, but look forward to visits and staying in contact with one another. He dotes on his sisters, especially the older one. Jayleen is warm hearted. He gives and receives affection. Jayleen thinks nothing of rewarding or greeting someone with a hug. He thrives on positive reinforcement. Jayleen desires to learn and communicate with greater ease. He has to work hard and becomes frustrated. Jayleen needs parents who will work with him to increase his communication skills. He requires encouragement to use his words. Jayleen learns at a slower rate than other children his age and is diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder. He attends supportive services in school for speech and behavior issues. Jayleen needs assistance with some activities of daily living. Caregivers and school staff report that Jayleen's eagerness to learn and determination has helped Jayleen continue to make major improvements in motor functions and daily tasks.
Jayleen's new family will provide one-on-one attention with patience and understanding. Jayleen needs a family who will set clear boundaries and offer positive reinforcement to enhance his natural talents and developing abilities. Jayleen's ideal family will be local and willing and able to maintain visits with his sisters.
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