Sean is a 13 year old with a sense of adventure! He was all smiles on a springtime trip to Maritime Park with his Child-Specific Recruiter, Stephanie. “He got excited to see all of the historical ships and to witness how things have progressed over time. He especially enjoyed steering at the helm of the ship overlooking Lake Superior,” she recalls. His previous foster parents also encouraged this interest and found opportunities for him to jet ski, attend horse races, tour small planes and visit the cabin.
His adventurous spirit often leads him outdoors. At his last foster home he would ride his bike around the park—embracing the fresh air and his independence. Recently, he’s been really into animals and got a book about nature. He enjoys traipsing through the woods looking for items in the book so that he can check them off.
When around others, Sean is outgoing and a captivating leader. On his way to a matching event, he decided that everyone should play capture the flag. At the event he rallied 35 people to play: setting up the entire game, establishing boundaries and even bringing the flags. This leadership will serve him well in many cases, but can also cause him to get stuck if he can’t control a situation. He’s working on being more flexible and using coping skills in the moment. He will need patient, firm parents to help him work on this.
Sean eagerly waits to be adopted by a family that can devote their time to him. He would love a family that will share in long conversations and new experiences. He needs a family that can give him constant reminders and structure and will remain committed to him regardless of what happens in the future. He prefers an active family because he’s a very active child. His family would also need help him maintain contact with his biological sibling—therefore it would be best if his adoptive family lives in Minnesota.
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 Sean
If you would like to know more about Sean, please contact Stephanie Coleman ([email protected]; 651.255.2233). Families may have to provide certain documentation to receive full information.