Jerome is a timid boy but he has been progressing well in his foster home. He is comfortable roaming around his foster home even while the kids are around and making a ton of noise. Jerome will accept head scratches and pets down his back and tail. When you find the right spot to scratch he will flop down on the floor. Sometimes he still swats if he becomes uncomfortable but this is occurring less and less.
Jerome would likely do well with another cat-friendly non-timid kitty friend. It might help him finish coming around if he can observe another kitty getting lots of human attention. He did have a chance to meet another cat and seemed quite interested in being friends
Jerome has FIV, which is an immune disorder caused by a virus passed through deep bite wounds, which he likely got when he was on the streets unneutered and fighting with other unneutered males. Jerome could be adopted into a home with another cat so long as the adopter understands that there is a potential risk during the integration period should there be another cat without FIV in the home.