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Grant Me Hope: Ardez enjoys action figures, super heroes, and playing basketball

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Posted at 10:24 AM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 10:24:05-04

Hitting the hardwood and shooting hoops with his buddies is one of Ardez’s primary activities. But he'd love to play ball with his future family, too.

“Basketball is my favorite sport,” said the 9-year-old, who is currently in foster care.

“I’m a pretty active person,” Ardez explained.  “I want to play outside with my friends.”

The third grader is hoping to be matched with a Mom and a Dad who will adopt him one day.

“He wants a family so that he can have somebody to play with, to go places with, do things with,” said his case worker.

“A Mom and Dad and a pet,” she added.  She said he would also enjoy having brothers and sisters.

One of his good qualities is he’s a johnny-on-the-spot kind of boy.

“He’s a kid who will get up and go. When it’s time to do something, he’s ready. He’s making sure that everybody is getting [themselves] together so they can be on time,” his worker explained.

And he’s always game for playing with action figures.

“My favorite super hero is Spider Man,” said Ardez.  He likes Batman, too.

He is a bit of a bookworm. He likes to read all types of books.  Captain Underpants is one of his favorite characters.

When it comes to school work, he likes to tackle numbers.

“I always get the math problems right,” he said with a smile.

Art is his favorite subject in school.

Pizza is his favorite food, but he also likes chicken nuggets, cheeseburgers, frecsh fries, doughnuts, fruit snacks, and yogurt.

When he gets older, he’d like to become a police officer.

But his goal now is to get adopted.

If you’d like to read more about Ardez, click here.

If you’d like to talk with an Adoption Navigator at the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange, call (800)589-6273.