Meet Isaiah, an impressive young man, who speaks his mind honestly and openly. Isaiah describes himself as a calm person, who would not do anything to hurt anyone. He also enjoys having fun and helping others. His friends describe him as funny, calm and out-going (sometimes). Isaiah enjoys playing sports, but not the main ones such as basketball, football, or baseball. Instead he enjoys, karate, marshal arts, bowling, skating, and hiking. He enjoys hanging out with friends. He also enjoys watching television/movies, mostly comedies. He enjoys listening to music, such as country, pop, and oldies. He does not like rap music, as he believes it is too violent. Isaiah takes hip hop dance lessons and would some day like to take Ballroom dancing.

He is currently in the 10th school and his favorite subject is science. His goals for the future are to attend college or a tech program. He desires to work with kids somehow, possibly a teacher as he wants to help them. He had difficulty identifying three wishes, as he has lots of wishes. He finally identified these three: I would like the whole world to be calm and peaceful, where everyone gets along and there is no fighting or people shooting others; I wish there was be no such thing as money because it causes too many problems, I wish Rap music did not exist, because it causes more problems and the themes are all about drugs, violence and other bad stuff.

Isaiah is open to any type of family, any race, and lives anywhere. He loves animals and would like his family to have a pet, however, he prefers dogs, as they have lots of energy and he can play with them. He would like to have younger siblings, as he believes he will be a good big brother. He would like his family to spend time together as a family and do different things such as going out, taking nature walks, and possibly traveling. He would like his family to have family time at least 1-2 times per week. He enjoys attending church; however, he is okay with a family who does not attend. In the past, he has helped/volunteered at church with younger kids teaching them crafts.

If you would like more information on Isaiah, please contact his Older Child Matching Recruiter, Karen Knodel, MSW, LSW at 215-355-6500 x193 or email her at

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