Finding Families: 16-year-old Brandin loves books and basketball
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Brandin is a 16-year-old who has been looking for his forever home since August 2021.
Brandin loves to read books with fantasy, mystery, wolves and vampires. In other words, the Twilight series. Her favorite subject in school is reading, and it is one of her favorite weekend activities. Brandin’s readings fuel his impressive imagination which in turn ignites another of his passions: writing.
“Brandin is very good at writing,” says one of his relatives. Brandin also enjoys being active and enjoys playing hockey, football, softball and basketball. “He’s really good at basketball and has a real interest in the sport,” says one of his relatives. “Just try to beat him in a game of HORSE.”
Brandin wants to play basketball professionally when he’s older, and he models his game after his hero, Stephen Curry. In addition to reading, writing and playing sports, Brandin enjoys solving word search puzzles and watching movies and TV.
If he could, Brandin would travel to Hawaii and enjoy the blue hue of the ocean, his favorite color. “It’s pretty there,” adds Brandin. He would then make a beachside pizza delivery because it’s his favorite food, and he could relax there until Christmas since it’s his favorite holiday.
However, Brandin would definitely return to the United States to celebrate the holidays in his favorite way – in the company of other people while eating great food. Brandin really wants to celebrate the holidays with a new family forever, and he hopes they will have meals and play sports and games together.
“I’m funny, I love being with people and I love going out with friends,” Brandin said when asked about the most important thing he wanted others to know about him. According to a close adult, “Brandin is funny and entertaining. He likes to talk to people. Brandin loves school. He enjoys spending time with other students at school and looks forward to classes he has with his friends.
Brandin would do well with a single mom, two moms, or a mom and dad. His new parent (s) should be experienced and educated about trauma. Plus, he would do his best as the only child of his new eternal family. His new family must ensure that Brandin receives the services that will help him thrive.