Meet Bryan, a motivated, funny, and creative seventeen-year-old who enjoys playing basketball, video games, and Magic the Gathering.
“Bryan is the most organized teenager that I know,” says Hayley, his Child Specific Recruiter. “He keeps track of all his appointments and visits with workers using a calendar. He will even email or call me before a visit to make sure it’s still happening.”
Bryan’s favorite subject in school is engineering, and he is very skilled at working with his hands. He learned how to rewire a boat and fix an engine all on his own! He likes tinkering with model cars and building with Legos and wants to be a mechanic when he is older.
A few weeks ago, Bryan and Hayley had a visit, and they went out to dinner at McDonald’s and talked about school and upcoming basketball tryouts. “He is really excited for basketball to start!” says Hayley.
When Bryan isn’t busy with school or basketball, he loves to spend time relaxing, being outdoors, and playing video games.
Bryan is one of the coolest people I know. He is a self-advocate and will stand up for himself when needed. He is very personable, funny, and outgoing, and is motivated to become the best version of himself. —Hayley Persons, Child Specific Recruiter
When thinking about the type of home setting Bryan would thrive in, Hayley says, “Bryan would thrive in either the city or suburb, with a mom and dad, single dad, or two dads. He would do best being the youngest sibling or only child. He would also love to have a dog!”
Bryan will thrive with emotional support and compassion from the adults in his life. He also needs structure, clear expectations, and patience. Ideal caregivers will have the skills to encourage and nurture Bryan’s entrepreneurial spirit.
In the past, Bryan has struggled with impulse control and being able to regulate his emotions. Caring parents who can help him work through these emotions are vital to his future success. Bryan also needs caregivers who can help support him in utilizing outside support systems and resources, such as therapy.
Bryan has big hopes and dreams for the future. He hopes to start his own towing business one day and has already created a website for it! He wants to be successful in life, and with the added help of supportive caregivers, Bryan will be well on his way.
“Bryan is one of the coolest people I know,” says Hayley. He is a self-advocate and will stand up for himself when needed. He is very personable, funny, and outgoing, and is motivated to become the best version of himself.”
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 Bryan
If you would like to learn more about Bryan, please contact Hayley Persons at [email protected] or 651.255.2236. Families may have to provide certain documentation to receive full information.