Elijah (13) is a shy and introverted young man who is fascinated with how the world works. He loves to examine how things are put together such as Legos, electronics, and small machinery. He loves history, Star Wars, and sports. Elijah has learned to become a role model to his teammates on various athletic teams and has learned the importance of working together with others toward a common goal. Elijah has siblings who live in separate homes and other biological relatives who are important to him, thus he would like an adoptive family who will help him to maintain these important biological connections. He will need a patient family who can spend one on one time with him to help him to succeed and to learn positive coping skills to address the grief, loss, and trauma he has experienced in his young life.