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Amanda Heidorn
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Children's Aid Home Programs of Somerset County
1476 North Center Avenue
Somerset, PA - 15501
Jalen(Age 5)
Meet two brothers, James and Jalen, ready to add some spice to your family’s life!

OIder brother James is a smart and active boy who absolutely loves to ride his bike, even in the rain! He’s also very fond of swimming and splashing around in a pool or lake. Those who know him describe him as inquisitive and say that he loves to learn how things work. He’s further described as generally very happy and pleasant. And while he’s a little quiet and shy at first, once he warms up, he loves to talk! Spending time with animals seems to make James happy, especially cats. Speaking of cats, his favorite movie is The Lion King and he can tell you ALL about the movie! He reports that he LOVES school and becomes upset if he has to miss a day. He reports his favorite subject is math. He wants to be a firefighter when he grows up.

Younger brother Jalen is a funny and playful little boy who loves to be outside no matter the weather or what he’s doing, although he has a particular fondness for riding his bicycle. He’s very talkative and will talk your ear off about a variety of subjects. He also loves The Lion King but also Spiderman. He’s a good eater, especially if it’s any kind of chicken, however he even eats his vegetables (well, unless it’s a tomato or bell pepper). When asked about what he does well, he said that he’s good at playing outside. He attends an organized pre-kindergarten and is doing well. Full of wanderlust, he likes visiting the ocean or the forest and said he would like to visit the moon! His career goal is to be a police officer or an astronaut.

Parental rights have not been terminated for James and Jalen.

For more information, a family can call the SWAN Helpline at 1-800-585-SWAN or have the family worker contact the recruiter, Amanda Heidorn, via telephone or email aheidorn@cahprogram.org.
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