RICHMOND, Va. — Do you want to make a little boy happy? Give Ethan, 10, some paper and a box of Crayola and watch his face light up like a thousand watt bulb; then leave him to his quiet time. This is Ethan, a want-to-be Superman. Ethan loves to play kick ball and swing at the park playground. His quiet time also includes watching cartoons (especially SpongeBob, Spider-Man and Ninja Turtles).
Ethan is helpful about the house, he will help clean his room; take out the trash; help folds clothes; and, clean the kitchen. He sings in his church choir and takes great pleasure getting ready on time for Sunday morning services.
He likes school but does struggle with his spelling and math. However, he was awarded for being the “Hardest Worker” in his class this past year. He wants everyone to know that he is making great progress in his speech classes and learning to control his temper. “I am well behaved and try to follow the rules the best I can,” said Ethan. This young man would very much like to have a family to call his own.
In Virginia, we have over 860 children who are ready for foster to adoption. In other words, these children are ready to find their permanent and loving forever families. As Connecting Hearts -The Deborah J Johnston Foundation celebrates National Adoption Month, our “30 Kids in 30 Days” initiative is to bring awareness to 30 kids who are available for forever homes, but also to shed light on the other 830 children who may not be seen. Our kids are all ages and races, they were put in foster care due to no fault of their own. To learn more and becoming a foster to adoption parent (s)