Matthew (15) and John (13) are a dynamic sibling duo that are very bonded to one another. Matthew has brown hair, blue eyes, and is 6’ (a “gentle giant” as his caregiver describes him). John is 5’8 and has brown hair, blue eyes, and wears glasses that make him look as smart as he is! Both boys are very sweet and are consistently described as easy-going by all who meet them. They enjoy Television (especially cartoons like Paw Patrol – Matthew’s favorite character is the firefighting dog, Marshall), playing on their tablets, playing on their Nintendo Switches, and being outside with one another. They can keep themselves entertained for hours by doing one of their favorite activities, laughing at the other’s jokes, or simply being in one another’s company. Matthew and John are laidback rays of sunshine that have beautiful hearts in a dark world.
While both Matthew and John wear their heart on their sleeve, they try to be understanding and compassionate and never let their emotions get the best of them. Both boys have some deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts. However, they are both able to accept praise and are easily redirected when either child makes a mistake. They are very cooperative, friendly, and polite, and always appear to be honest. They are insightful, agreeable, and respectful towards others. They each have a great sense of humor and enjoy laughing, joking around, and making others laugh.
Matthew and John are a touchstone for one another and their relationship and sibling bond is extremely important to them. They are looking for a family that will help them plant their roots, embrace them with family support, and help them grow to reach their fullest individual potential.
A little more about Matthew…
Matthew is a fun-loving teenager who enjoys playing in the dirt, playing in the pool, riding Side by Sides, and listening to music (Cartoon theme songs are his favorites). His favorite food is potted meat sandwiches (he also likes pizza and spaghetti but despites vegetables), his favorite animal is a squid, his favorite toy is a T-Rex, and his favorite color is blue and red. Matthew enjoys going to church (Assembly of God) and his extracurricular activities of youth group and wrestling. He loves every holiday and he especially enjoys celebrating them with family. When asked about what makes him laugh, he says “cartoons and jokes”.
Matthew would love to visit the United Kingdom one day; he would also like to work at McDonald’s. He enjoys helping out around the house and does chores such as taking out the garbage, keeping his room clean, and helping with whatever he can. Matthew’s current goal is to “find a forever home with my brother”. He would love for his future family to know that he is a “smart and great kid”. In fact, his caregiver states that “Matthew is always helpful and willing to assist his brother and our family. Matthew loves to talk about his interests and will shock you with his knowledge of dinosaurs and the Earth!”
Matthew and his caregiver would describe him as “loving, gentle, and kind” and Matthew likes that he is “funny and sweet”. He says his secret talent is singing, and his caregiver states that he “helps others, shows affection, and follows direction” extremely well; they also state that Matthew is a “gentle giant” who “is very affectionate, loving, and kind”. When asked about what he is most proud of, Matthew will always say “My brother”. When asked about what he’d like other people to know about him, Matthew said that he is “lovable and kind”.
A little more about John…
John has many interests, including Legos, playing in the pool, Pokémon, riding in Side by Sides, going out on boats, making crafts, coloring, painting, going out to eat, going on trips, and listening to music (his favorite genre of music is alternative). His favorite animal is a cat and his favorite color is green. Like any teenage boy, he loves pizza, but he also enjoys eating spaghetti and desserts; his least favorite food is vegetables. John enjoys going to church (Assembly of God) and especially enjoys his youth group. John also enjoys laughing along with funny videos and he enjoys spending time, including celebrating all holidays, with his brother.
One day, John would like to visit New York – seeing the Statue of Liberty is currently on his bucket list. In the future, he would like to have a high paying job as an adult; he’s unsure if he’d like kids or getting married later down the road. Currently he helps around the house by completing chores such as bringing in groceries. If John had three wishes, he’d “want a car, to live a long life, and to make sure that he and his brother stay together”. If there’s one thing he’d like everyone to know about him, it’s that “I’m very smart, but I’m not talkative”. He would also like a future family to know that he is “creative, excited to grow and learn new things, and experience new adventures”. His current life goals are to find a forever home with his brother.
John would describe himself as “gentle, funny, and kind” and he likes that he is “funny, kind, and artistic”. His caregiver states that he is “extremely talented at arts and crafts and is interested in cooking”. His caregiver also states that “He is shy and not as talkative as most other children are at his age but when he allows his personality to come out it’s like a burst of sunshine”. They also describe him as a “kind, gentle soul” who enjoys time to himself but occasionally will “eat up being the center of attention”.