Meet Valente "Tino", an outdoors adventurer who spends his afternoons after school exploring local parks and playgrounds. Valente's biggest adventures this year have been going to the beach, apple picking and attending his first overnight summer camp. This curious 12 year old is very inquisitive about the world around him but thrives in environments where there are daily routines and few unexpected surprises. Valente takes great pride in being independent and preparing his own breakfast each day but is also the perfect sous-chef when helping prepare family dinners. When not playing outside, Valente enjoys watching cartoons, arts and crafts, dressing up as his favorite Disney characters and building train sets. As Valente continues to navigate life's biggest adventures, he will need a family dedicated to helping him meet his full potential and willing to make a lifelong commitment. Even on challenging days, Valente's smile and contagious laugh will surely fill a family's heart and home with love.
In our effort to limit the digital footprint of our children and youth, Virginia has elected to only provide photos to inquiring families. (A digital footprint could be described as a trail left behind when someone uses the internet (e.g. websites visited, social media accounts, photos, etc.). The state wants to be cautious as to who can see and potentially have access to youth’s info.