Mathew has truly made an impression on his Child-Specific Recruiter, Sara. “He’s one of my favorite humans,” she professes. That’s because this 13 year old waiting in Minnesota foster care has a fun combination of wit, energy and a desire to learn.
This young teen is a big fan of pranks and telling silly stories. “He’ll tell the most preposterous stories—so you know they aren’t real—but he likes to challenge himself to see how much he can get you to believe before realizing they’re made up,” explains Sara. In general, he enjoys making people laugh and showcasing his wit.
This desire to challenge himself mentally is also apparent in his appetite for learning. He loves to learn about interesting things and will pick a topic to research. If you ask him what his favorite animal is, he’ll pick a random animal and then learn all about it. In truth, he loves dogs more than anything on this planet, but this exercise gives him an excuse to learn about other things. “I really think he’d enjoy a family trip to the library to encourage this research and learning,” notes Sara.
Mathew’s mind is constantly moving, so he likes to stay active. When he’s doing physical labor, he finds his zen, calm zone. For this reason, he loves to be outside and likes to do hard labor—things like snow shoveling and landscaping.
Mathew needs a family that has a lot of attention to give. His family needs to be prepared to assure him that they will be there forever and provide him boundaries, routine and stability. He’s open to all forms of family and would especially like a family that has a dog! He’s also open to moving anywhere in Minnesota, but his adoptive family must help him maintain a relationship with his siblings and grandparents.
Details to Note
The majority of costs to Minnesota clients adopting youth under Minnesota state guardianship are covered by a contract with the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Learn More About Mathew
If you would like to know more about Mathew, please contact Sara Jeske ([email protected]; 651.255.2221). Families may have to provide certain documentation to receive full information.