At 16 years old, Edward is like many teen boys—he loves watching horror movies, listening to heavy metal music and playing Call of Duty.
“He’s very quiet and introverted so it takes him a while to open up. But once you get him talking about something he’s interested in, that’s where he really shines,” shares his Child-Specific Recruiter, Brittany. For her, these moments of conversation typically happen over some Doritos Locos tacos at Edward’s favorite restaurant, Taco Bell. “He’ll tell me about the latest movies he’s been watching and the music he likes. But he’ll also open up and share about his time in a group home or talk about his siblings.”
Edward has been doing really well in his foster home and at school, where his coursework focuses on building life skills and gaining experience to work after high school. As part of a work study program, he recently got his first job at a fast food restaurant. He works a few hours during the school week and he’s also been able to pick up shifts on the weekend. He’s embraced the independence this job has provided and spent part of his first paycheck on a video game for his cousin.
Along with his work-study, Edward also enjoyed taking a robotics class. During that class, he discovered his passion for science and has since decided he wants to go to college for robotics or computer engineering.
“If I could spend a day anywhere in the world, I would go to Los Angeles.”
A fluent Spanish speaker, Edward would like a family that will help him learn more about his culture…and take him to Mexican restaurants! He also says he wants parents who have tattoos and are open to different types of religion. Edward’s adoptive family must help him maintain his relationship and contact with his two younger siblings and grandmother. For this reason, he prefers an adoptive family that lives in the Twin Cities area.
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 Edward
If you would like to know more about Edward, please contact Brittany Koneczny (firstname.lastname@example.org; 651.255.2275). Families may have to provide certain documentation to receive full information.