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Ronnie would like to find a family: 'Become like a son, not a burden, or a problem'

Posted at 8:16 AM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 08:16:15-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Ronnie, 16, knows what family means.

"People that support you, not people that you are born with. People that they're gonna be there for you, no matter what happens, somebody that's gonna care for you," he said.

Ronnie is outgoing and makes friends easily.

"I'm a very big, very social, and an extrovert. So I love being around my friends and love being around people."

And Ronnie already has career ambitions.

"I want to get my training in carpentry. But then I also want to become a businessman. So I can run my own business. So I'm just trying to learn everything I can at such a young age, so then I soak it all up," he said.

And he knows his skills.

"What I'm good at, is probably video games. I'm very good in history, like social studies, don't know why. It's very interesting, so I'm really good at it. I'm decent at wrestling and decent at foot- catching and throwing a football," he said.

Ronnie knows just how he'd like to fit in with a forever family.

"I would just want to just kind of become like a son, and actually get treated as if I was a son, not as somebody that was a burden, or a problem that was for them. I want to get treated as an actual human being that has feelings and emotions," he said.

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In Virginia, we have hundreds of 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 – A Deborah J Johnston Charity, celebrates National Adoption Month, our “30 Kids in 30 Days” initiative is to bring awareness to 30 kids or sibling who are available for forever homes, but also to shed light on the other almost 700 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) click here.