Nominated By Lauren DePinto, caseworker for Broomfield Health and Human Services.
Noah was adopted at 15 months old from a Russian orphanage and brought to the US. Noah struggled in his family throughout his young life and, in 2017, his adoptive parents placed him out of the home as they were unable to care for him and meet his needs. Noah’s relationship with his adoptive family was strained and challenging, but Noah kept working to improve his education, get along with others, and continue to blaze his own path for his life. In January 2019, Noah moved to another family’s home and has excelled. Noah has bonded with his new family and is now a part of their home. Despite all of the challenges Noah has faced with his adoptive home and his childhood, Noah has continued to grow and become an amazing kid. Noah continues to do well in school, has maintained employment, does after-school activities, and got his driver’s permit this past year. He has great support from his team and his new family, who have been there for him during the most difficult part of his life. Noah is a great communicator, loves to read, excels at math, and is incredibly bright and funny. He endears himself to everyone he meets. His attitude and personality inspire those around him to be more authentic and to live more bravely . Noah has mentored a few other kids within the foster care system and been a great example of how to overcome adversity and believe in yourself, even when some of those around you may have given up on you. Noah is driven by his own sense of purpose and identity, and inspires others around him to never give up on what’s possible, even when the odds seem long. Noah has started planning for his future and will go on to do great things in life.