Photographed by Betsy Marotto

About Dion

“I’m smart, I’m funny, I’m cool and I’m always hungry,” announces Dion with a smile.

The 24-hour appetite may be attributed to Dion’s high energy, as well as to his penchant for playing football 24/7.

“I want to be the best player in the world one day,” he says.

Despite the outward bravado, a few moments spent speaking with Dion is all it takes to discover that he’s actually somewhat soft-spoken and shy. He doesn’t have a favorite subject at school, but he is focused on “behaving better” when he’s there. Other interests include listening to rap and hip-hop music, playing video games and going to the park. He loves pepperoni pizza, so he thinks he may want to own a pizza parlor when he grows up. His future forever parents should definitely fall on the athletic side.

“I want an active family that can play with me and take me out,” he says, preferably to restaurants, because – again – “I’m always hungry!”

Dion, ID: 101209920