April 08, 2020
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Brothers Shawn, Jimmy enjoy outdoors, sports

Shawn and Jimmy are brothers awaiting an adoptive home where they can grow up together.

Shawn is 14 with red hair and a contagious smile. He is helpful and easily engaged in activities and tasks. He interacts well with adults and caregivers.

He enjoys many activities, such as camping, fishing, swimming and playing games and sports. He has a great sense of humor and is socially engaging.

Shawn loves animals and is sensitive and caring to those around him. He is highly motivated, wants to do well and values hard work.

Jimmy is a 12-year-old boy who is friendly and cooperative with a good sense of humor. He has a good imagination and uses it to do creative tasks, such as arts and crafts, building models and creating with Legos.

He enjoys the outdoors and likes to camp, swim and play outside.

Jimmy takes pleasure in a variety of activities, including singing, bowling, going to the movies and roller-skating. He is athletic and enjoys participating in many sports. Jimmy has been involved in summer recreation programs and has enjoyed them. He loves spending time at the ocean.

Jimmy has a wonderful ability to express his feelings and is able to work through challenges by conversing. He is working hard on developing his ability to trust and allow himself to enjoy being a “kid.” Jimmy wants to be adopted and he is looking forward to being part of a loving, supportive family.

Shawn and Jimmy will require a family that can support them in working through grief and loss issues. They will require a family that can help them gain trust in adults and that will make good decisions for them. They both do well with consistency and nurturing.

An adoption subsidy is available for the most appropriate family. Shawn and Jimmy are two of the 155 children currently in the Maine Department of Health and Human Services care who are seeking an adoptive family.

Based in Gardiner, A Family for ME is a nonprofit program that works in collaboration with Maine DHHS to find foster and adoptive families for Maine children in care.

For more information about Shawn and Jimmy or other children available for adoption, contact A Family for ME toll free at (877) 505-0545 or visit www.AFamilyForMe.org and see the Heart Gallery of photographs of some of the many children awaiting a “forever family.”


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