Joshua is a happy, confident 11-year-old with a brilliant smile that draws people to him. He has many interests and delights in trying new things. Joshua loves music and enjoys creating his own.

Other favorite activities include testing his skill at video games and playing basketball. Looking to the future, Joshua envisions a career as a rapper or a member of a professional basketball team.

Because of his passion for music, Joshua was thrilled to have the opportunity recently to visit a radio station. After a tour of the studio, he met a DJ who gave him tips on how to become one. A highlight of Joshua's visit was when he went on the air himself and announced some songs. It was an experience he will long remember.

Joshua enjoys going to school and is an excellent student, earning high grades.

In addition to his goals for the future, Joshua has a more immediate one - to be adopted. His social worker says he would bring joy, love, and laughter to the family that welcomes him into their home. He would like a mom and a dad or just a dad. It would be best if he is the youngest child in the family.

Joshua and other children are available for adoption. For information, contact Paige Roller at the National Adoption Center.