11 years


Venjamin is an adorable boy who has touched the hearts of caregivers, teachers, his team of resource specialists, and social workers, all of whom are helping him to develop basic daily living skills. A very consistent daily routine and a gluten-free diet are the basic and crucial components in helping Venjamin have a successful day. He also routinely participates in several developmental therapies. His foster mom adores Venjamin and tells us that he is a sweet boy who deserves the best out of life from caring, committed adoptive parent(s) who will see that he has the services and resources to help him reach his full potential.
Venjamin loves to watch PBS educational shows, play in a fenced yard or playground, and color. Venjamin is most content when playing by himself; when other children are around, he prefers to engage in parallel play. One of Venjamin’s favorite pastimes is manipulating small objects, such as his small toy cars and trucks, and dropping them into a container. Venjamin has a newfound interest in going outside. He likes to go on walks and to play at the park. He especially loves playing in the sandbox and on the trampoline.
Venjamin, who is very observant, does very well with redirection and praise. Having a caring adult nearby to him to redirect him when needed helps Venjamin cope with any stress or frustration he experiences. Outings to the supermarket are a great way for a caregiver to connect with Venjamin as he is a proud helper who not only will push the grocery cart, but will help put the groceries away at home as well!
Venjamin has done remarkably well in his current placement, where the set routine and consistent parenting have been extremely beneficial to him. His foster mom also helps him with his basic personal care needs. Venjamin’s foster mom would love to see him adopted by a family that has lots of time and attention to devote to him on a daily basis.
Venjamin’s school program provides him with all of the supports he needs to thrive. Venjamin, who is working on learning to speak, is able to understand and use a little sign language. His teacher has stated that he is “truly a joy” to have in class and that this year alone his vocabulary has increased dramatically. As of late, Venjamin has also been practicing tracing letters on a small chalk board at home. Recess has become a favorite part of the school day for Venjamin, who now excitedly participates on the basketball court with classmates.
Venjamin has an older sister and twin toddler brothers with whom he would like to continue to have contact. It would be wonderful for his adoptive family to be willing to support these important connections.
Venjamin’s social worker wants to hear from couples and single parents with the experience and skills to meet his daily needs. An especially good fit might be an older family that wants to continue parenting now that their own children are grown, and who live in a community with educational and developmental resources nearby. If you want the opportunity to nurture and love this adorable boy, please let us know soon.


If you are interested in providing nurturing and love for Venjamin or for any other Special Needs Children, please call our office @ 419-726-5100 for further information.

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