Nasmeir spends many happy hours watching buses pass by his foster home and dreams of driving one some day. The highlight of a recent trip to the Please Touch Museum was the SEPTA exhibit, where he pretended to be at the wheel of a bus, explaining the rules for riders.

For now, though, the 14-year-old with the brilliant smile keeps busy with such activities as riding his bike and scooter and playing basketball and soccer.

Nasmeir will talk to anyone about anything, but he particularly loves to joke around. He is polite, especially when he's with younger children, and gladly shares his possessions with friends.

In school, he benefits from special-education services. He gets along well with teachers and classmates and is a class leader. Math and science are his favorite subjects.

Nasmeir often asks his social worker when he will have a forever family and looks forward to moving into a permanent home with a mom and a dad who will love and take care of him.