Joseph, who likes to go by “Joey,” is as caring as can be! It has been said that he has a huge heart, and often seeks opportunities to help others. Joey thrives on being involved in activities; a significant accomplishment is becoming a member of his school football team. He enjoys being around others and has positive relationships with adults and peers. This kind soul is empathetic towards animals and has a special connection with horses. Joey is in heaven when playing video games with friends, especially car racing games. When he’s in the mood to relax, he gravitates towards card and board games. Creativity is another strength, and he uses his imagination to build masterpieces from LEGOs. When Joey’s ready for a more active pace, he can be found throwing around a football or shooting hoops on the court. He is happiest whenever fried chicken is on the menu for dinner.

Joey does well in school as a ninth-grader and enjoys all of his classes, but his favorite subject is math. This bright student aspires to become a police officer or enlist in the military.

Joey’s caseworker will consider all family types. He would like to maintain contact with his siblings following placement. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

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

For more information on becoming an adoptive family, please email moheartgallery@adoptex.org or call 800-554-2222.