A gentle giant who loves rappingDaShawn (9314)
At over 6 feet tall, DaShawn is definitely a gentle giant! This tall guy’s dream? To become a famous rapper. And he’s working on it — he likes discovering new beats and raps that he can show off. DaShawn’s got an adventurous spirit, and isn’t afraid to jump into a new situation to see what happens. After all, how do you know if you’ll enjoy an activity if you never try it? A few activities DaShawn knows he likes and is always happy to try (besides rapping): basketball and football!
DaShawn is a polite young man – he still holds the door open for others (a lost art!), and is respectful to his elders. Like many teen boys, he may come across as aloof and a little distant — but don’t be fooled. He cares a lot, and is especially committed to the people he loves. He can be bashful sometimes, and outspoken other times — again, like many teens, he’s trying to find his voice and his place in the world. DaShawn is self-aware enough to know when he needs a break from people, and he’ll take that time to escape into a video game for a bit, or take a long walk to recenter himself.
DaShawn would do well in either a one- or two-parent home, and would do best as the only child so that he can receive plenty of attention and support as he grows into young adulthood. If there are other children in the home, they need to be a few years older and able to serve as good role models. DaShawn has expressed a desire for an African-American family, so that he can maintain ties to his culture and heritage. He has extended family members with whom he would like to remain in contact. DaShawn is eager to be adopted, and hopes for an active family that enjoys spending time together. He especially hopes his parents are supportive of his musical/rapping goals. Interested families should understand the impact that trauma can have on a child over time.