Ricky is almost 17, a tall good-looking young man that gets along well with everyone, with his peers and with adults.
He's athletic -- plays both football and basketball, but because of having to move from foster home to foster home, it has been difficult for him to stay on a team.
He's in the 10th grade, doing pretty well in school. He hopes to go on to college after high school and eventually become a diesel mechanic.
Ricky says he wants a two-parent family, brothers and sisters would be okay. Most of all, he wants that permanent home that he has longed for.
For more information about Shakeyla or any adoptable child call 1-615-741-6056.
You can also visit the Tennessee Department of Children's Services website.