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Meet Robert

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Muhammad Ali might have been able to float like a butterfly, but Robert can sprint like a cheetah. “Robert can run fast,” says his worker. Just like Ali, Robert has a quick wit and enjoys telling jokes. Unlike Ali, there’s no rope-a-dope in Robert when he’s in the “ring” interacting with others.

“Robert is an affectionate child who likes getting hugs, being held and sitting next to his caregivers,” says his worker. He’s not a boxer, either, but rather a postal carrier of sorts. “Robert really enjoys helping to deliver laundry to other children,” says his worker. Maybe that’s why he enjoys pitching in to help clean up toys. When he’s ready to relax, Robert enjoys playing board games or watching “Frozen.” 

Robert has some significant physical and emotional issues that require a caregiver’s constant monitoring and supervision. Robert also is working on his speech skills and is beginning to communicate his feelings and needs better with caregivers. In school, Robert functions at his best when he receives assistance. His worker says Robert has made progress at school even though he struggles at times with behavior.

Robert would do best in a home with two parents so he gets the supervision and one-on-one attention he requires. His parents would benefit from knowledge of Robert’s specific physical, emotional and educational needs. They also must be fierce advocates for the services that will help Robert reach his full potential. Additionally, Robert’s new forever family must be willing to let him maintain contact with his sister.

If you are considering adoption and are interested in learning more about Robert, or know someone who might be interested, please call Samantha Cummins at (616) 218-8482.