Sean is a nature-loving, talkative, and curious eighth-grader who is always up for trying new things and exploring new places. He loves to learn random facts just about anything so he can share his knowledge with others.
As a big sci-fi and fantasy fan, Sean loves just about any movie, book, or TV show in that genre. Recently, Sean has been enjoying the Marvel Cinematic Universe and loves learning about all of the unique and interesting characters.
“There’s never just ‘one thing’ with Sean,” says his Child Specific Recruiter Kelli, “he is always looking for something new!”
Although Sean and Kelli haven’t been able to see each other in person lately, they recently caught up over FaceTime, and Sean said he was looking forward to learning to drive and getting a job.
When thinking about his future family, Sean says he would love to have a mom, dad, and pets. In order to best support Sean’s needs, his future parents should be patient, empathetic, and open to new experiences and professional services. Sean would do best living in an area with plenty of access to lakes, parks, and nature—like Lake Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis or Lake Superior in Duluth.
Sean is happiest whenever he gets to be outdoors and be physically active. He is always eager to lend a helping hand with outdoor projects, whether building something or helping to mow the lawn. In addition to being near parks and nature, Sean will need to have access to professional support services such as therapy and ILS/PCA services.
It is also crucial that Sean is able to maintain contact with his two brothers, who are very important to him. He often worries about them and how they are doing. His prospective family members should support and advocate for Sean to have more time with his biological siblings.
“Despite the hardships in his life, Sean has a really big heart,” says Kelli. “He’s always checking in to make sure you are all right. He wants to be involved in your life and have a sense of belonging and stability.”
While the challenges that Sean faces aren’t easy, he longs for a family—someone to call mom and dad, someplace to call home. “Sean voices that he wants a family,” says Kelli, “but it’s so much more than that. He wants stability, safety, love. A parent or parents he can rely on, and who will stand up for him.”
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.
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If you would like to know more about Sean, please contact Kelli Hanson at [email protected] or 651-255-2245. Families may have to provide certain documentation to receive full information.