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16-year-old Keaton wants to be an auto mechanic when he grows up

Posted at 12:43 PM, Feb 29, 2024

Our Grant Me Hope child this week is 16-year-old Keaton, who loves playing video games and watching movies.

According to the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange, Keaton also loves working with his hands, which could come in handy because he wants to be a mechanic when he grows up.

He also loves Mexican food, playing Monopoly, listening to comedy and more.

Keaton’s favorite animal has canine teeth, but it’s not a dog. It’s an ocean critter but not a shark. Keaton’s favorite animal is the dragon moray eel because he likes that the eel blends in with the coral to help it catch its prey. According to one of his close adults, Keaton has his own amazing survival skills and uses them to cope during difficult times, which isn’t too often considering the fun he has. Keaton loves playing video games and watching movies. Keaton likes playing basketball and working with his hands, which could come in handy because he wants to be an auto mechanic when he gets older. Some of Keaton’s other favorite things include orange for color, Mexican for food, Monopoly for game and all critters for animals.

“He enjoys going to youth group,” says one of Keaton’s close adults. “He loves doing artwork and often feels proud of that. He likes adult comedy and enjoys laughing.” Keaton sure would enjoy laughing along with the stories and memories he shares with his new forever family.

According to another one of his close adults, “Keaton is a very nice young man. He is a very in-tune individual. Keaton reports that he is caring, supportive and kind.”

Keaton would benefit from one or two parents who can provide structure, routine and consistency. His new forever family must be fierce advocates for the services he needs. Keaton’s new parent or parents should be experienced and trauma informed. He also can be placed in a family with or without other children.

For more information on Keaton, visit the MARE website, and view a list of waiting children there. You can also learn more on our Grant Me Hope page.