(KFVS) - If you are looking for an adventure, Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park in Reynolds County is the place to be.
Fifteen-year-old Alex has some physical limitations, and you might think the rocky landscape would be too adventurous for him.
However, he didn't let that stop him. Even after a few tumbles in the rocks, Alex was still ready for fun.
He's very imaginative. Whether it's pretending he's a super hero here to save the world, or just enjoying searching for the perfect stone.
"To me, he's just a happy boy," said Melissa Horton.
Melissa Horton and Shelia Gill are Alex's providers.
He lives in a group home where he is cared for around the clock.
Alex started in foster care at an early age.
"Sometimes I have my good days and sometimes I have bad days," said Alex.
He misses having a family.
Living with his biological family is no longer an option, and he needs a permanent place where he can feel safe and loved.
"When I have a family, they tuck me in bed at night," said Alex.
He wants someone to tuck him in again, and tell him bedtime stories.
Alex has special needs, and a family interested in adopting him will need to consider the care he will require.
"I would say a lot of patience, a regular routine is very important to him," said Shelia Gill.
Alex loves learning about nature. He really wants a pet turtle.
"[I'd like] two or three, or maybe a snake," said Alex.
He said he would even be willing to catch the snake himself.
He's brave, and loving too.
"[He's] very happy, can make anyone smile," said Melissa Horton. "He can turn a bad day into a good day. He's a very cheerful, happy boy."
To find out more about Alex, or the other children we have featured you can call, 800-554-2222.