Genesis is “the most social person I’ve ever met,” declares his Child-Specific Recruiter, Diana. “Within seconds you’ll fall in love with him.”
This is because this 16 year old waiting in Minnesota foster care shows genuine interest in everyone he meets. “He’s very concerned about how people are doing. Every time we get together he asks how I’ve been doing. Even though he has been going through so much, he focuses on the interests and concerns of others. He’s such a good kid.”
“Genesis has been using song writing and music as a way to process his emotions and what he’s going through in foster care,” explains Diana. “During our last visit, he sang me a song he wrote while playing the guitar. It was really intense.”
Faith is important to Genesis. He attends youth group at least once a week and would like to continue this type of involvement in a Christian church. His faith has gotten him through everything and helped him accept himself, so he wants a family to have similar beliefs.
The shape of his adoptive family doesn’t matter much. “He’s open to all family shapes and dynamics,” explains Diana. Genesis is open to siblings as long as he has his own room and gets some one-on-one time with his parent(s). He is great with young kids, assisting his foster mother with the children in her day care when he’s home.
What does matter: unconditional love and support of his identity. Genesis’s family should be knowledgeable about the LGBTQ community and events, and willing to participate in regular activities. His family should also live in a community that supports LGBTQ individuals. He also needs a family that will help him maintain and navigate his relationships with his older sibling, biological mother, 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 Genesis
If you would like to know more about him, please contact Diana Mena at [email protected] or 651.255.2349. Families may have to provide certain documentation to receive full information.