Meet Ronald!

Ronald is a quirky and amiable 11-year-old boy. He is described as initially shy, inquisitive and playful. Ronald enjoys playing outside on the playground and riding his bike and scooter. He also enjoys Paw Patrol and playing card games. He likes a variety of animals, especially marine and reptiles. Ronald can be a picky eater at times but has recently started trying new foods. His favorite place to eat is Taco Bell. Ronald is in the 4th grade for the 2021-2022 school year and has an Individual Education Plan to assist him as he is delayed academically.

Overall, Ronald is physically healthy. He is prescribed medication on a daily basis. He attends weekly trauma focused individual therapy to deal with his significant and complex abuse and neglect. Ronald has visits and phone contact with his sister Shyanne who is placed in another home.

This is not a legal risk placement as termination of parental rights has occurred. The ideal adoptive family for Ronald would be a loving family with trauma informed parenting experience and behavioral training. The family should be Level A trained or be willing to complete Level A training. The adoptive family should have a strong support network locally and have the ability to establish consistent, firm, but loving rules and consequences.

For more information about Ronald please contact Sarah Shands. Only currently licensed adoptive families will be considered. Please have your licensing worker submit your adoptive home study to:

Sarah Shands, Adoption Specialist (
Bringing Families Together
7151 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
Hazelwood, MO 63042
314-731-3969 ext. 327 (phone)
314-731-3906 (fax)