Meet Braydon, a kind, helpful, creative, and curious eighth-grader, who loves learning new things. “If Braydon is interested in something, he will put his full effort into it,” says Amber, his Child Specific Recruiter. He lights up when he can talk about what he’s learned at school or through his own reading and research with others.
“It’s fun to see Braydon’s personality come through when he shares his facts with me!” He enjoys reading National Geographic, learning about animals, and has recently been involved in a STEM class through his school.
Outside of school, Braydon is really into non-sports video games, Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, sharing fun and random facts with others, playing with drones, building Legos, and making origami. He loves learning about science, doing puzzles, and being outside. He also collects Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokémon cards, which he is very proud of and loves to talk about.
Braydon looks forward to finding people who are going to want to connect with him, care for him, and not give up on him. —Amber Mace, Child Specific Recruiter
When thinking about Braydon’s ideal forever family, Amber says, “Braydon would do best in a two-parent family as the only child. His parents should have knowledge of mental health and be able to provide him with lots of patience, structure, and routine.” A home with plenty of patience, open and honest conversations, and a daily schedule will help Braydon thrive in his teenage years. He will also need parents who help him maintain and navigate birth family relationships. Open, supportive, and honest communication is a must.
Any potential family for Braydon should be aware that they will likely need to utilize outside professionals to ensure that Braydon is receiving support to help him be successful. Full family involvement in these services is also very important. Although Braydon expresses some hesitation when asked about adoption, because he knows that means he will have to move from his current spot, he ultimately looks forward to finding people who are going to want to connect with him, care for him, and not give up on him.
“Braydon is a really great kid who would bring so much to a family,” Amby says. “Though Braydon can struggle with connecting with others at times, he does want to build connections with people who enjoy being around him. He’s always willing to offer a helping hand, without being asked, and is always excited to talk about the interesting things he’s learned.”
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 Braydon
If you would like to know more about Braydon, please contact Amber Mace at [email protected] or 651-255-2432. Families may have to provide certain documentation to receive full information.