14-year-old Tyrese, who likes to go by Ty, is among the nearly 1,400 kids available for adoption in Washington.

He loves football, basketball, baseball and video games. Ty also likes to spend time outside, whether it's paintballing or going to water parks.

He is working hard in school and says his favorite subject is science. When he grows up, he dreams of becoming a video game tester, pilot, race car driver or pro athlete.

His social worker says a family that enjoys fun activities and family vacations, but still likes to relax at home, would be ideal. Ty is described as sweet, soft-spoken and well-mannered.

For more information, visit the World Association for Children and Parents website. You can also call (206) 575-4550 or (800) 732-1887.