HI! My name is Elijah. I liked to be called Eli. And here's what others say...
Elijah is a very charming eleven-year-old African American boy. Elijah is an affectionate and
happy child. He has an elaborate imagination and can play with his toys for hours. Elijah
enjoys riding his bike, playing tag, and other outside activities. He also likes watching
television and playing video games. Elijah is very attentive and kind to other children. He is
currently working on making new friends in his community. Elijah is in the 5th grade and
attends a public school but is placed in a small therapeutic academic setting. He does very
well academically and receives support through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for
social and emotional needs. Elijah says he likes school and that science is his favorite class.
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Elijah has expressed a strong desire to be adopted and to be a part of a forever family. Elijah
is legally freed for adoption and would love to have continued contact with his siblings and
grandmother. Elijah would do well in a two parent family or with a single male family. Elijah
would benefit from his own room if the family has other children. Elijah likes to please others
and sometime can become very sensitive at times. His forever family will need to
demonstrate love, structure, and patience.