Friendly & Charismatic

Meet 16-year-old Tyler, a teen looking for a forever family

Sixteen-year-old Tyler is brand new to bow hunting, but he knows enough to tell you he loves the sport. If you ask, he’d be happy to show you the bow hunter’s license he keeps tucked in his wallet.

 “I only went once but I love it,” he says with a big smile. When asked if he landed any big game during his recent hunt, he laughs and says, “Yes, a dragonfly. We didn’t have much luck.”

Tyler’s social worker, Dawn Bushard, calls him a charismatic kid who invests in the people around him. She’d love to see him find a family that can help him transition into adulthood.

“I’d love a family that could help him learn healthy family relationships, help him learn independent living skills and to give him the love and nurturing he longs for,” Dawn says.

This charming teenage boy has been in and out of foster care since 2015. He’s really looking forward to being able to spend time in the great outdoors with a family and he already knows what’s most important when it comes to a family.

 “My number one was quality time,” Tyler says. “I would hopefully spend quality time with them, going on vacations and exploring different areas, going to the movies.”

He also loves animals and wouldn’t mind a pet. His social worker says he really misses his dog and his pet goat.

Over and above pastimes and spending quality time, Tyler is simply looking for a family who can support his success in the future. While he’s not sure exactly what he’d like in a career, he often thinks about being a truck driver to be able to travel and see the country a bit.

Dawn says his goal is really quite simple — “to find a forever home that he very much deserves.”

When asked how he might describe himself, Tyler shrugs his shoulders and says, “I usually don’t dress like I am the nicest guy, but I am a really nice guy. I like making friends and I will do anything to help my friends out, no matter what it is.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TYLER or the foster-adoption system in general, call Danielle Metcalf at 406-657-3120. While Tyler needs an adoptive home, many times the primary goal for children in the system is to have a temporary placement while social workers strive to reunify them with their biological family. Each family wanting to become a licensed foster-adoptive


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