It seems like most teenagers don’t look up from their smartphones long enough to take a look at the world. Maurice is different.
He wants to make the world a better place, vowing to give away half what he earns when he is a working adult.
“The right thing to do is to help people with their needs,” says 14-year-old Maurice, who also wants to volunteer to do Christian family care when he grows up.
But, those are just a few of Maurice’s dreams.
He’d like to be a professional football player – he is a big Arizona Cardinals fan. His Plan B is to become an automobile mechanic.
Maurice says he knows none of his dreams will come true without schooling and hard work. Maurice adds that he hopes a forever family will help him achieve his goals by putting him in a good high school, assisting him with homework and helping him get into college.
“I’m doing pretty well in school,” Maurice says. “I really like science because you can learn about your body organs and joints. The heart is the coolest because it pumps blood through the body so you can live.”
A love of science, specifically botany, drives another passion. Maurice also likes to dig in the dirt, plant flowers, and learn about gardening.
Maurice says he wants a forever family that that won’t give up on him.
“I need someone to give me hugs at bedtime and in the morning,” he says. “Somebody that will love me as hard as they can.”
A household with older siblings or where Maurice would be an only child would be the best fit. Maurice says he would love to live in a house with a backyard so he could have a garden, play outside with his family and maybe have his own dog or cat. Maurice needs a patient family that will provide him strong structure.
What does Maurice have to offer a family?
“I just love. I love people with all my heart. I’ll love everyone in the family, no matter what,” said Maurice.
“On a final note, I’d like to say I’m really a nice person to people. I have a good heart and a great smile. I encourage others to never give up, never give up on their dreams.”
For more information about Maurice, please contact AASK at (602) 930-4900 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.