Meet Our Kids

Dai-Ren

Age: 14

Gender: Male

Dai-Ren does it all: plays trombone in the school band, runs track, plays football and basketball, dances, writes poetry, and composes and sings his own raps and songs. All that’s missing is someone to watch his football games and read his poems. He’s hoping to find a forever family who will be there for him.


Maristel, his previous adoption recruiter, remembers her first time meeting Dai-Ren. He asked her if he could have the leftover veggie tray at an event. “You like vegetables?” she asked in disbelief. “Yeah!” he said, and started scarfing down carrots and broccoli like candy.


Dai-Ren is a deep thinker, and his creative pursuits often serve as an outlet for his ideas. When he writes poetry and lyrics, he says: “I write about my feelings.” He hopes that his songs and poems help someone who’s experiencing the same feelings.


When he was younger, Dai-Ren struggled with his behavior and taking direction from authority figures. However, he’s matured and is a totally different boy, acknowledging: “I realized my behaviors weren’t helping me be the best me.” He adds: “I know parents will have moments they will need to discipline me, but I don’t mind as long as they’re permanent.”


He does well in school, especially when he’s being tutored, and is always improving academically. His extracurricular activities are his favorite part of school, and he’ll need a forever family who will allow him to be a part of after school activities.


If you’re interested in learning more about Dai-Ren, please contact WWK Recruiter and Adoption Coordinator, Stephanie Griffith, at sgriffith@armswide.org or 713-681-6991.


Corey

Age: 16
Gender: Male