Meet Joshua

Born January 2004

 

Joshua likes to think of himself as funny. But others say he’s the quiet, respectful type who’s sweet and responsible.

“He’s cute as a button,” says his CASA (court-appointed special advocate) for the past two years. “He’s just darling. And he’s very intelligent.”

He likes to play soccer, though he hasn’t played on an official team, and likes to watch it on TV. He also likes to watch cartoons and action movies and likes to play games on his Nintendo DS. His favorite toys are Legos and he can build just about anything with them. He also loves to swim.

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He admits he doesn’t really like school, though he gets average grades and likes recess and playing with his friends.

Josh doesn’t currently live with his brother, Dylan, 14, but he’d like a family who would be willing to help him stay in contact with Dylan and with their grandmother, whom Josh says has been very kind to him.

“They do love their grandma very much,” says their CASA, who takes the boys to dinner and movies, during which she says they’re respectful and they mind her.

She envisions Josh, with a little help, going to college and succeeding.

14 project. Photo shot Wednesday April 30, 2014. The Enquirer/Cara Owsley

Josh says that when he grows up, he would like to become “rich and famous.” He has no desire to act or sing, Josh is interested in entrepreneurship. He says he would like to create his own company where he builds houses.

Josh would love both a mom and a dad and would like a home with animals. He’s thinking about becoming a veterinarian. His caseworkers suggest he’d do best with an active family and he needs people who will help him keep up with his therapy and medication. And one where he can get his favorite foods – spaghetti and hot dogs.

Joshua 7-19-2014