Ryan, age 12, is a kind, helpful young man and a great Boy Scout!

Ryan likes to be outside and enjoys animals. He currently participates in Boy Scouts, and he really enjoyed his Pinewood Derby® project, where Scouts build and race their own derby cars. Ryan also participates in Awanas.

Ryan is described as polite and has a good sense of humor. On a good day, he will accept gentle teasing. Ryan can play by himself for several hours at a time, but he can also be a team player. Ryan does a great job doing his assigned chores at his foster home. He does require help with staying on task and following through on homework, and he sometimes needs help understanding how his behavior can affect other people. He is working at grade level, but needs support with academics and behaviors.

Ryan’s DHS adoption worker will consider potential adoptive families from all states. Ryan would do best in a home with two parents or a single male parent. His adoptive family should be patient as transitions are difficult for Ryan. The family will also need to be committed to supporting his intellectual and behavioral concerns.

Ryan says he would like a mom and dad and would enjoy having a sibling. He would love a family who has animals or lives on a farm. Some of the activities he would like to do with his adoptive family include Boy Scouts, riding bikes and playing outside together.

Most importantly, Ryan wants people to know he just “wants to be part of a family.”

Could you be Ryan’s loving forever family?