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Finding Alejandro his Forever Home

Posted at 11:06 PM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 23:06:56-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — FOX 17 continues our Forever Home series, finding adoptive families in Michigan’s foster care system.

Fifteen-year-old Alejandro is very good at several different sports, so we decided to test his skills at one that’s not so common: archery.

Jeff DeRegnaucourt with West Michigan Archery Center helped Alejandro with everything from a dominant eye test, finding the correct arrow length, even some techniques to shoot accurately.

Alejandro said, “You have to slow down your breathing and you gotta focus on what's going on."

The patient and kind teenager is also a very quick learner who plays a variety of sports.

“I play football, hockey, lacrosse, basketball, soccer, and wrestling," he said.

Alejandro said he’s looking forward to the Super Bowl, even if his New England Patriots aren’t playing this year.

“The 49ers have a good defensive line and you can’t win the Super Bowl without a good line."

Alejandro enjoys his history classes and is good at caring for small children and animals, especially horses.

He said, “First of all, you've got to clean their stall, you gotta groom them, they gotta be outside, you gotta feed them, and take care of any other special needs they have.”

He also has big plans for his future.

“I'm going to go into the service and then from there I'll probably to FBI Hostage Response Team," Alejandro said.

However, before that can happen, he needs a family to encourage and support all of his dreams.

He said, “Someone that likes to travel and likes sports and likes to outdoors. They’d be helpful, caring, and I’d like them to be funny."

If you’re interested in learning more about Alejandro or the adoption process, visit Orchard's Children's Services' website.