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Finding A Family: Ronald

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Ronald Ronald
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When we met 15 year old Ronald, he was already leading a game of bowling at Valley Worlds of Fun in Fairmont.

He said his high score is 220, from a time when his grandfather would take him bowling.

"We'd always go to the bowling alley on weekends and just stay there all day," Ronald said.

He still gets the chance to work on his game, but not as often as he would like. He stays active, though, running and working out every day. His favorite class in school is even gym.

"I'm excellent at physical activity. I feel that I have mastered physical activity," Ronald says with a smile.

Gym may be his strongest subject, but Ronald is willing to work in other areas for what is important to him, like a career helping animals.

"I love animals," Ronald said. "I want to be a veterinary technician. I don't really like school but I'm going to push through so I can get a degree."

Ronald also loves hunting, fishing, and the outdoors in general. He's independent and doesn't mind being alone, but realizes that has its limits.

"It comes a time where being alone by yourself doesn't cut it and you need to go out and meet some people and get to know them," Ronald said, "or else life sucks."

Ronald is looking for a family with the patience to get to really know him.

"I imagine a family who is willing to commit to building a relationship with someone else and is stable and can nurture someone who is growing up and take care of that person," Ronald said, "and can get along and take them on trips and different places and have fun and actually hang out with their child."

"For everything he's been through, especially, he's got a great personality and he's been very resilient," said Karissa Loring, who works with Ronald through Wendy's Wonderful Kids.

You've already met Ronald's brother Ryan. They could be adopted together.

If you'd like to learn more about Ronald, Ryan, or any child up for adoption in West Virginia, call Mission West Virginia at 866- CALL MWV or you can send an email to
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