Anthony, Age 17

Anthony is a very caring young man with a great smile. He is polite, respectful toward authority, and interacts well with his peers. He enjoys interior design and learning how to do DIY projects, like woodworking and repurposing old items. Once he finishes high school, he would love to complete an interior design program. He likes to play golf and also enjoys other outdoor activities, such as basketball and swimming. Anthony has a strong desire to help others and does volunteer work in the community whenever given a chance.

Anthony is very open to all types of families, but he would prefer to be in a two-parent household with at least one sibling if given a choice. He would like to live in the country or a suburb, as inner-city life just isn’t for him. A dog would be an exciting bonus for Anthony! In addition to having a loving family, it is also important for Anthony that his family is supportive of his Christian faith. He would like the opportunity to attend church activities, as he used to be very involved in youth groups. He very much enjoys spending quality time with those he cares about and longs for a forever family to call his own.

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about Anthony and the adoption process by contacting NOAS’ Intake Specialist at 800-686-6627 ext. 126 or email us at

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Ordinary things like forming safe and lasting relationships, problem-solving, goal setting, applying for college, and setting boundaries can be a great challenge for foster youth.

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17 years old

17 years

male, boy, teen, child, teen boy

black, African American