Despite the hardships he’s faced, 16 year old James’ positive attitude is an example to follow. He loves to draw and has a great personality. He’s been through a lot in foster care, but he says it’s made him stronger. According to his child advocate, James is truly a success story. He has come an enormous distance… He is very independent and he can do a lot of things that 16 year olds normally don’t do. He depends on himself a great deal. James wants to go to college someday but right now his favorite things to do include sport fishing, skateboarding and surfing. His tenacity and strength in sports mirror his desire to find that forever family even after so many disappointments.