There are more than 700 children who are ready for foster to adoption in Virginia. They are ready to find a permanent and loving forever family. 10 News is profiling one child who needs a home every day at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. in 30 Days of Hope. The children are all ages and races and were put into foster care due to no fault of their own. 2020 marks the fourth year 10 News is doing this series.
Ronnie is a smart 16-year-old who loves history and wrestling.
He says family is who you surround yourself with, no matter what happens.
“I don’t see family as blood. I see family as friends, family as somebody who’s going to be there for you, somebody who’s going to be there to support you. I just love being around my best friends. I’m very social, I’m an extrovert so I love being around my friends, I love being around people. Other than that it’s just laying back, chilling, listening to music and having fun,” said Ronnie.
He likes building things and wants to go to trade school to study carpentry and then go into business for himself.
He also likes doing things outdoors like fishing and hiking.
Ronnie finds enjoyment during his down time to watch his favorite football team, the Washington Football Team, battle towards victory. Ronnie has an older sister who he would like to continue to maintain an ongoing relationship with. Ronnie’s sister is a great role model for him and they both enjoy being competitive when it comes to reaching for their goals.
Ronnie describes his ideal family as being honest, willing to gain trust with him (and vice versa), not over-protective, understands that he is a growing teenager, and most importantly doesn’t give up on him.