Wednesday's Child: Gene: a young man of many interests

posted by: Wednesday's Child
The following information is provided by Wednesday's Child, an
organization that helps Idaho foster children find permanent

Gene, 16, is a fun young man who finds joy and excitement in almost
anything. He likes to have fun at community events and loves
surprises — the good kind, of course. He loves Legos and dreams of
becoming an architect, owning a firm, and being in charge of building
beautiful things. 
There are many subjects that intrigue Gene and that he enjoys:
architecture, engineering, construction, science, math, mythology and
history, just to name a few. He likes to play tennis and baseball,
and likes football when he gets the opportunity. Gene has recently
tried his hand at cooking, which he also enjoys. He likes to make BBQ
items, pancakes, and ground-beef dishes. In fact, Gene’s favorite
holidays are any that involve food. He doesn’t mind helping out
around the house with sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and taking out
the trash. He feels people tend to have high expectations when it
comes to doing dishes, so that’s not necessarily his favorite thing
to do.
Gene wants people in his life who will care and be involved, someone he
can do fun things with. He is very imaginative and creative and would
like someone who encourages and supports this side of him. He would
also like them to be aware of his limitations and to exercise
patience. Maintaining important contacts is vital to Gene,
particularly with his grandma, sister and brother.
Gene has worked hard at overcoming many obstacles and is proud that he is
able to remain happy, fun and humorous. When it comes to trusting
others, Gene says, “It may take a little while to earn my trust,
but once my trust is earned, it can’t be taken away. I would never
do that to someone.”
Gene’s permanency team is looking for parents who can provide consistency
and structure, but who are also flexible and able to pick their
battles. Also, Gene would benefit from having an active family that
likes sports or any kind of outdoor activities. Gene needs a family
that has a positive outlook and is supportive of his goals. He
experiences occasional struggles with his peers and would greatly
benefit from parents who are able to monitor and guide him through
these relationships.  
The ideal family should be educated or experienced in what it means to be
“trauma-informed,” or be willing to learn about that. Gene needs
parents who are able to spend a lot of time with him and show him the
unconditional love he needs. 

more information on the Wednesday's Child Program in Idaho, visit, or contact Recruitment Coordinator
Shannon Foust at 
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