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Heather Ebersole
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Merakey Pennsylvania - Altoona
615 Howard Avenue
Suite 216
Altoona, PA - 16601
Noah(Age 16)
DJ(Age 16)
Noah, DJ, and Jamal are brothers who are well-spoken, fun to be around, and respectful. Noah and DJ are twins, while Jamal is their younger brother. These three have a close connection with one another and engage in similar hobbies; for example, they all love sports and video games, as well as family time. All three are open to new experiences and are appreciative of time spent with them and gifts received.

Noah is technically one day older than his twin, DJ. Noah enjoys dressing nicely and his favorite shoe is the Nike Huarache. He loves the color red, his favorite subjects are World History and English. He loves snacking, especially on Tostitos, soda, and apple juice. Noah’s favorite TV shows and movies include Gemini Man, Stranger Things, Riverdale, The Lion King, Dark Oracle, Family Guy, and Spiderman.

DJ loves the color pink and both reading and drawing Anime. His favorite subjects at school are gym and culinary arts. He loves video games such as Fortnite and enjoys watching Riverdale and Stranger Things on TV. Some of his many favorite foods include applesauce, peanut butter and jelly, ravioli, fried chicken, soda, and Tostitos.

Last but not least is Jamal who is the youngest in the family. Jamal’s favorite subjects are science and gym class. His favorite colors are blue and gray. Like many teenagers, Jamal enjoys watching YouTube. He likes video games as well as watching Avengers, Batman, Spiderman, Power Rangers, and Stranger Things. He loves to eat and has numerous favorite foods including—but are not limited to—Lay’s BBQ chips, Sriracha chips, Wendy’s Baconator, Capri Suns, meat lover’s pizza, chewy chocolate chip granola bars, hot fries, pancakes, Oreos, flaming hot Cheetos, hot wings, and fried chicken.

The plan is for all three boys to be adopted together. If for any reason, they would end up achieving permanency in separate homes, ongoing contact between the three boys is extremely important. They love each other greatly and have requested ongoing contact in order to continue their close sibling relationship.

Parental rights have not been terminated for Noah, DJ, and Jamal.

For more information, a family can call the SWAN Helpline at 1-800-585-SWAN or have the family worker contact the recruiter, Heather Ebersole, via telephone or email hebersole@merakey.org.
Families must have an approved Family Profile (home study) to adopt a child. Only those families with approved profiles will be considered by the child’s caseworker in the county children and youth agency with custody of the child.
The information is given by PAE based solely on the statement of the family that they are approved to adopt. Families in Pennsylvania without an approved Family Profile are directed to contact 1-800-585-SWAN1-800-585-SWAN to pursue an agency in their geographic area. Families living outside of Pennsylvania are encouraged to work with an agency in their state to prepare the profile.
Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania