Kids to Love: Meet Joanus

Joanus is growing up in foster care… and very much wants a forever family.
He is 12 years old and in the 6th grade.
He has the best smile.
He loves to dance and sing.                                                    (he sings a little Amazing Grace)

Joanus has a speech impediment and is difficult to understand, but he is still a great communicator.

(He nods)

He likes to play soccer and be outside.
He would like to be a policeman when he grows up.
Joanus needs a lot of individual love an attention, a family that can provide structure, stability, patience, consistence and positive attention.

Joanus has two sisters that were in care, but have been adopted.
He would like to keep contact with them.
That’s leads us to this weeks frequently asked question.
What about siblings? When are they kept together and when are they separated?
It’s really a case-by-case basis.  That’s a call social workers and judges make.
Ideally, keeping siblings together would be the best because they are family.
But many times, for the saftey of the children involved, they are split up.
In the case of joanus and his sisters, keeping that relationship healthy with frequent visits keeps all the kids connected.
For more information on adoption and foster care log onto www.kidstolove.org

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