Wants to be the star of the showMatthew (9144)
High five! That’s how Matthew says hello–he’s an adorable guy with a great smile. He’s got a big personality, but he’s a softy at heart and is super loving and caring. Being outside or with people he cares about is when Matthew is at his happiest. For fun, Matthew likes to watch his favorite television shows, SpongeBob SquarePants and Paw Patrol. He likes sensory activities, and if you care to listen, likes to hum. But he’s not always content to sit still – he’ll keep you on your toes! Matthew likes to run, jump, and do cartwheels, and once he’s worn out, he likes to wind down and color, play with blocks, or be read to.
Right now, Matthew is doing well in school as he learns to social skills, and is taught how to communicate. He’s learning shapes, words, and how to count. He even knows how to sign “I love you.” With all this attention, one might get exhausted, but not Matthew! He loves to be the star of the show. Matthew would do fine with a two-parent or single parent family where there is support, and the family will need to be patient as he slowly adjusts to an adoptive home. He would do best in a home where there structure and routine, and he thrives when he is on a consistent schedule, with constant supervision. Whenever someone praises him, Matthew lights up! He is non-verbal, and will need a family that can advocate for any medical, emotional and educational needs that may occur, as he gets older, and a family will need make a lifelong commitment to Matthew.