Name: Malik
Child ID: 179140
State: Oklahoma
Birthday: 11/2001
Grade in School: 9
Special Interests: Socializing with others, sports, video games
Ethnicity: African American/Black
Listed On: 04/2017

Malik has a social nature and loves being around others! He enjoys having someone to talk to and appreciates the significance of having someone that he trusts nearby. Initially, Malik can appear shy, but over time and with trust he will open up and begin to value time with those he cares about and will offer a welcoming smile. Sports, being active, and playing video games are his top hobbies. Malik has a soft side and loves being a "big brother" to young children or spending time with furry friends. His caregivers report what is liked most about Malik is his patience and determination. They report he is a thinker and takes time to figure things out. Malik strongly wants to belong to a family that will accept him and guide him to success and help him grow as a young man. Walking this path with Malik can be a rewarding experience with plenty of entertaining conversations and memories. Malik is ready for you to help him along the way.

As a ninth-grader, he continues to make progress in math, reading and completing his homework assignments. He aspires to become a basketball player and be rich when he grows up.

A two-parent family in which Malik can be the oldest child is preferred; however, all family types will be considered. He would like to maintain contact with his sister following placement. Due to this connection, a family in OKLAHOMA or surrounding states is preferred. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

For Oklahoma children, both homestudied and non-homestudied Oklahoma families are encouraged to inquire; only homestudied families from other states should do so.