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Mason and Thomas | October 2019

Date October 5, 2019 Author info@adoptontario.ca Categories Monthly Profile
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Mason and Thomas are two brothers with many of the same interests and their own unique talents. For Mason, just like the heroes in his favourite show, Paw Patrol, he is always ready for adventure. This creative little boy enjoys telling stories, playing music, and dancing – he can even do cartwheels! One of his favourite activities is feeding the dogs, cats, and goats on his foster family's farm.

 



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MASON AND THOMAS'S PROFILE

Age: Five | Ethnicity/Race: Canadian/White

Mason and Thomas are two brothers with many of the same interests and their own unique talents. For Mason, just like the heroes in his favourite show, Paw Patrol, he is always ready for adventure. This creative little boy enjoys telling stories, playing music, and dancing – he can even do cartwheels! One of his favourite activities is feeding the dogs, cats, and goats on his foster family's farm.

Age: Seven | Ethnicity/Race: Canadian/White

Like his younger brother Mason, Thomas is very creative, and enjoys readings and doing arts and crafts. Need something built? Thomas is your guy! With dreams of becoming an engineer in the future, Thomas is great with his hands, and regularly builds detailed LEGO masterpieces.

MASON AND THOMAS BELIEVE...

"You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so…get on your way!"

Dr. Seuss

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Personality Openness

A curious child, Mason plays well by himself and with others, including his big brother, Thomas. He is very loving and thrives off attention from caregivers. Thomas beams when he receive compliments. He is interested in trying new foods (although his favourite dish is decidedly mac and cheese) and is always game for a new activity, like soccer or day camp.

Mason and Thomas have a half-sister who lives out of province with whom they Skype regularly and exchange gifts. It will be important for them to maintain this relationship. It will also be important for them to maintain contact with their current foster family, with whom they are very close.

Academics Special Considerations

Mason is doing well in his current class with support from an Educational Assistant. His teacher says he has made "wonderful progress". He is most successful with a structured daily routine and benefits from his caregivers providing loving encouragement and celebrating all accomplishments.

Thomas really likes going to school every day. He is in a mainstream elementary school class and benefits from individual support when needed to ensure he is well-equipped to tackle any academic challenges. It is important for him to be involved in the decisions made about his life. His forever family should be ready to provide him with a consistent routine and realistic options for his future that he can have some say in.

Mason and Thomas' future family should be prepared for the potential impacts of pre-natal alcohol exposure. These boys are currently undergoing assessments to best determine their level of need and support. A family with an openness to unknowns will assist these siblings in reaching their fullest potential.

Thomas sometimes needs support paying attention and needs to be redirected. He also continues to need ongoing support in expressing his feelings in a positive and healthy way.

Mason and Thomas both have a very close relationship with their current foster family, especially their foster mom, and transitioning from them will take some time. They are both currently on a waitlist for speech and language services.

Matching Considerations Questions?

This lovely sibling group would do best with parents who can celebrate in all of their successes, big and small. They would need to be the only children in a home or with much older children, so that their adoptive parents can best support their needs. People who are structured and able to stick to routine with a good balance of being firm and fair would be best in advocating for these two brothers. These curious boys, currently live in and would do best in a rural community with access to community supports.

 

Please see their profiles on the AdoptOntario Waiting Children list with the case ID 16898 and 16899.

If you have questions about Mason and Thomas please contact Karisa Farinha, Clinical Coordinator for the AdoptOntario program at:

1-877-ADOPT 20 ext. 2555 or [email]


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