Ronald is a curious, silly, and light-hearted 11-year-old who loves to joke and make people around him laugh.
One of his favorite activities is going to the park and playing on the playground. He loves the monkey bars and the swings, and since he’s not afraid of heights, he has no problem swinging as high as possible!
When Ronald and Linda, his Child Specific Recruiter, were able to spend time together they went straight to the park. “We went on the swings and tried to see who could go up higher. Ronald beat me on that, of course!” says Linda. “I also watched Ronald do cool tricks on his scooter and watched him shoot hoops.”
Although Ronald is friendly and outgoing, he prefers when people communicate with him in a calm voice and explain things to him in a way that he can understand. It will be important for Ronald’s future family to be patient, understanding, and supportive of his needs. “Ronald would thrive in a family without pets, as the only child, or with children who are grown and out of the home,” says linda. “Having at least one stay-at-home parent would be great to keep Ronald engaged when he is on summer break or not in school.”
Ronald would make a great addition to a family because he truly lightens up the room with his bubbly personality. He is full of joy and deserves a family that will provide him with all the support and love he needs!
It is also important for Rondald’s well-being to be part of a family that will be understanding of his cognitive ability and is willing to advocate for and pursue services that will benefit him. Due to his previous life experiences, Ronald can get emotional when he is frustrated. The best way to support him is to offer ways he can help calm himself, such as: listening to music, going outside to play, going for a walk, yelling into a pillow, and practice deep breathing. This type of helpful and empathetic guidance will help Ronald manage his emotions in a healthy and constructive way.
With support, guidance, patience, and love, Ronald is sure to thrive. “He would make a great addition to a family because he truly lightens up the room with his bubbly personality!” says Linda. “He cares about the people in his life and expresses his affection by giving hugs. Ronald is full of joy and deserves a family that will provide him with all the support and love he needs!”
Details to Note
Due to contracts with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the cost of adopting a child from Minnesota foster care is virtually free to families.
Learn More About Ronald
If you would like to know more about Ronald please contact Linda Yang at Linda.Yang@chlss.org. Families may have to provide certain documentation to receive full information.