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Demoris is a handsome 15-year-old with dark hair and brown eyes. He is a very active young man, who enjoys playing sports. His favorites include football, baseball, soccer and basketball. Demoris also enjoys swimming, gardening, cooking and reading. He enjoys going to school and is very interested in going to college in the future.
Teachers describe Demoris as “a bright young man who learns easily.” Demoris has acted out physically toward peers and authority figures, but is currently interacting with teachers and students positively.
Demoris’s worker says, “Demoris is polite and able to carry on conversations with adults.” With the help of therapy, Demoris is working on anger and trust issues resulting from past abuse. He has learned to write and talk about what is bothering him. He also asks for help when needed. He has matured greatly and is able to leave upsetting situations to calm himself down. He often discusses adoption with his worker and would like to find a forever family.
Demoris currently does not have any serious medical problems. He does, however, take medication to help balance his mood and stay focused.
Demoris would benefit most from a structured family with consistent rules. His worker also suggests that Demoris is the oldest child in the home and that there are no pets. Demoris has been hurt repeatedly in the past and needs a family who can be patient in earning his trust. Demoris wants to feel like he belongs to and is loved by his forever family.
For more information about this child or other Wisconsin children waiting for adoptive homes, call Adoption Resources of Wisconsin at 414-475-1246 or 800-762-8063 or visit the website at www.wiadopt.org.