If you are a family that loves fishing and camping, you will want to learn more about Johnathan. Jon loves nature and likes to think of himself as an explorer and adventurer. He is a fun, helpful guy who loves one-on-one time with adults. Jon enjoys gardening and has grown zucchini, garlic, onions, carrots, peppers and lots of other yummy fresh foods. Gardening also spurned his growing interest in collecting seeds! His other favorite outdoor pastimes are looking for bugs to add to his bug collection, riding bikes, hiking, and going to the beach and swimming. Jon also has enjoyed playing sports, and having adoptive parents to encourage him to take part in team sports would be great. He really would benefit, too, from being able to work and continue to care for animals in some capacity.
Jon’s sense of humor continues to grow, and physically he is choosing to be active and to eat healthy foods. Adults around him have often been heard saying how energetic, fun, charming and generally terrific he is. Jon likes doing routine chores like vacuuming, garbage and cleaning and loves to be a helper around the house. Other favorites include swimming and any other water activity.
Jon continues to enjoy school and loves to read. He is in a small classroom, where he can get the support that helps him to do his best. Jon’s family will need to team up with his school and advocate for his best interests.
Currently, Johnathan is benefiting from participating in individual and group counseling to help lessen his feelings of sadness and anxiousness. He may benefit further from participating with his adoptive parents in counseling during his transition into their adoptive home.
While Jon would love to have a dad and a mom, he says he would also do well with a single parent who would like to spend lots of one-on-one time with him. Jon needs a structured, stable adoptive home with a very consistent daily routine. Johnathan would love to live in a rural area, although he could be a great city boy, too, especially if there is lots of green space for him to explore and a good fishing hole nearby. In addition, Jon has a significant connection with his grandparents, and he will be counting on this adoptive family’s help in maintaining that contact.
A good fit for Jon would be a home where he is the only child or where he has a few older and/or same-age children. Jon responds very well to praise, encouragement and a calm, positive approach; clear rules, limits, and consequences will help him feel secure and create a sense of safety. Jon needs a home that will set him up for success by preparing him for new experiences, helping him have “just family” time to adjust to his adoptive home, and giving him the high level of supervision that helps him excel.
It will be particularly important for his adoptive parent(s) to be able to give Johnathan the time he will need to trust them. Jon’s family will be rewarded with a loving son who really wants to bond and belong to a family.
If you are interested in providing nurturing and love for Johnathan or for any other Special Needs Children, please call our office @ 419-726-5100 for further information.