Meet Justin and Brandon! Justin is a teen aged, Caucasian. He has bright blue eyes and light brown hair. He is physically fit and likes to keep his hair cut short and he wears a lip ring. He has a girlfriend and a few friends he feels very close too and he says he chooses to be close to them “because they have similar backgrounds and they understand”. His caregivers describe him as a “normal teenaged boy”. Sometimes he can be melancholy. He is fun to have conversations with because he is “very smart and has lots of trivia knowledge.”
Justin is very into working out and “calisthenics”. He enjoys working out at home and going to the gym. He is thoughtful about his food and tries to eat healthy. He is very proud of the changes he has made to his physical appearance through working out and eating healthy and taking supplements. Working out is a big part of his coping mechanism and this is something he very definitely wants to keep in his life. He loves to cook and likes to cook Asian food the best, though, he has no desire to take cooking classes or anything formal. He also really enjoys football and would like to play on a team. He is interested in martial arts and likes MMA fighting.
Brandon is a young Caucasian male. He is described as very smart and sweet. He has brown hair and eyes and looks older than his age because he is pretty tall at five feet one. He is described as “on the quiet side” and is mature for his age. Brandon tends to like one thing at a time and right now that thing is fishing. He is all about fishing, fresh and salt water, but mostly he enjoys fishing in ponds, lakes, and streams. He likes to kayak out and fish in the water and catch and release, although, he was quick to report that he can clean a fish. His favorite show on television is Monster Fish. He likes to collect fishing gear for birthdays and that’s what he spends his allowance on, and the thing he likes best about himself is “fishing”.
These two brothers are very attached to each other. Brandon clearly looks to his brother for comfort and support. Justin is a very influential person in Brandon’s life and he very much looks up to him. They talk about all the important events or subjects together and Justin is supportive and patient when Brandon is dealing with emotional subjects. However, they do have normal rivalry between them.
The boys have two young adult sisters. Justin maintains regular contact with both of his sisters, and this is important to him. These boys are looking for a family that will support their ongoing relationship with their siblings and continue their healing journey.