Shaheim is a handsome young man with a beautiful smile, who is in good health and educationally on grade level. He is described as an intelligent child who has the potential to complete any post-high school education that is available to him.
Shaheim is very guarded about discussing adoption or his past losses. This has been a main focus of his counseling and will continue to be for some time. He is concerned about the future, and does not know where he belongs given the experiences in his young life. Shaheim does not trust adults very much, and as a result, has been reluctant to verbalize what he wants in a forever family.
However, Shaheim needs a permanent and loving family. His past experiences make it difficult to believe his next family will be "forever', as he's had many disappointments. His future parents will need to be patient, as it will take time to build trust and for him to believe that they will be a permanent family.