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Name: Brandon
Age: 13
Photographer: Ben Thurmond
Status: Active

Date created: 06:59AM Friday 05/13/16
Last updated: 10:54PM Sunday 08/07/16

Name: Matthew Straeb
Phone: (954) 850-6606
Address: 202 island circle
City: Sarasota Florida 34242


Brandon is an active child that enjoys playing sports and being outside. In the past Brandon enjoyed participating in Karate. He is very skilled at electronics and games. Brandon has had challenges in school with academics and behavioral expectations. Any family considering Brandon will need to be able to advocate for his needs at school and be able to have realistic expectations of his abilities. Brandon will thrive in an environment that is able to understand the hardships he has faced but maintain structure. It is felt that Brandon would do best in a two parent home and be the only child or youngest child in the home. The adoptive family would also need to understand that Brandon maintains contact with his biological family and would want to continue some form of contact with them. Above all else Brandon is going to need a family that will stay by his side no matter what and love him unconditionally.


We have found this program beneficial in finding families for our children. We ask that as you view the children, consider that they live in our communities. Respect their right to privacy, and be aware that they may attend school or church, or play at the local park with your children and relatives. The availability of their pictures leaves our children recognizable and vulnerable to negative attention. Although we strive to protect them, we need your help. Thank you!

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