Name: Rakiem

Case Number: 3021

Date of Birth: 2005

Gender: Boy

State: North Carolina

Additional Information: Meet Rakiem. This handsome young man is described by others as sweet, charming, and clever. He is athletic and enjoys such sports as baseball, soccer, swimming, and football. He likes taking trips to the beach, playing video games, watching cartoons, and listening to various genres of music such as rap, pop, and hip hop. With all his activities, Rakiem builds up an appetite. His favorites include pizza and cheese burgers. Rakiem has expressed his desire to join the military, specifically the Army, once he completes high school. Rakiem is witty, fun, energetic and he would love to have a family who can keep up with his activities. He very much desires to be in a family setting and has expressed his enthusiasm at the thought of having a family who will love him forever. Rakiem does not have a preference when it comes to family composition. He is simply wanting a family to be his forever family. The ideal family for Rakiem will love him unconditionally, be patient, understand the effects of trauma, and understand his needs. The family needs to have realistic expectations for him and have a home with clear rules, expectations, and structure. His family will need to be a family who is willing to advocate for Rakiem’s best interest. Praise, acknowledgement, and patience will be keys to success with Rakiem. This fun-loving, young man is very likely to thrive in the right family environment.