Justin says that what he likes most about himself is the way he acts, the way he reads, and the way he is nice to others. Always on the go, the 7-year-old is involved in many activities, including singing, playing video games, and watching cartoons. He is also fond of sports, especially basketball and bowling.

Justin loves his bedroom's astronomy theme and he enjoys learning about the solar system and the planets. In school, he attends second grade and is a good student. His favorite subjects are math, computer, and gym.

When he grows up, Justin wants to be a police officer, so he was thrilled to visit the Philadelphia Police Academy recently. Greeted by members of the mounted patrol unit, he had the opportunity to ride a horse. He also toured the canine unit and learned how the dogs are trained.

Although he has a very active life, there is something important missing — a "forever" family. He dreams of having a family that will love and care for him, a family that will give him a lot of attention and help him develop his social skills.

He and other children are available for adoption by approved applicants. For a free information packet contact the National Adoption Center, 1500 Walnut St., Suite 701, Philadelphia 19102. Call 215-735-9988, or visit the website at www.adopt.org