Meet Mason

Cheerful, curious, and incredibly lovable, Mason is a sweet toddler looking for his permanent home. He can be a bit shy at first, but once he gets to know you, he opens up and shows his outgoing side, including his wonderful belly laugh. Mason can sit contently and play for a while, but also loves running around. He is a sweetheart who loves to receive lots of one-on-one attention from his caregiver.

Mason enjoys just about every kind of toy, but especially loves his special Elmo, trucks and cars, mega-blocks, and electronic toys that move or play music. He also likes playing with empty yogurt containers that he will "stir" with a spoon. Most recently, Mason has taken a liking to the newspaper and printed ads. Although he can’t actually read yet, he loves to look at the pictures and carry around the newspaper. He can often be found resting in his highchair, studiously reviewing the latest news.

Mason is a great sleeper and has consistently slept through the night since he was an infant. He is used to waking up on his own, usually around 7:30-8:00 am and having a leisurely start to the day. His daily routine includes meeting with his committed service providers, playtime, and community outings. Mason loves his evening bath time and getting to splash in the water. When it is time to go to sleep, Mason always has his two tiny stuffed buddies by his side: a red panda and black bear.

Mason has remained in the same home during his time in foster care and has a great relationship with his current caregiver. It’s important that Mason’s adoptive family be supportive of continued contact with her. Mason also has a dedicated team of providers who have helped him to make significant progress over the last several months. He has thoroughly enjoyed attending preschool two mornings a week.

He does not often communicate using words, but Mason will usually grab his caregiver’s hand and help show her what he wants. He does love to greet people with an enthusiastic “Hi!”. While working hard on growing his every day skills, Mason is still able to do a lot on his own, such as feeding himself and following one-step directions.

Mason hasn’t been in much contact with his birth family, and will likely have questions about them as he grows up. It is important for his adoptive family be able to help Mason understand where he comes from while helping him navigate his biological connections in a safe and healthy way.

Mason’s team thinks he’ll flourish in a home with parents who can provide him with regular one-on-one time and supervision. Being in a home that provides a high level of structure and routine while also being flexible and patient will really help set Mason up for success. Mason hasn’t lived with other kids before, though he seems to get along well with other kids in settings such as the park, indoor play gym, or with his respite provider in her in-home childcare.

Mason’s team thinks he’d benefit from having at least one parent who is able to invest a great deal of time with him and be available for his regular appointments and services. Above all, Mason needs a family who is able to accept and understand him for who he is, and stick by his side through all that life has in store for him. If you think you may be the patient and dedicated family that Mason has been waiting for, please let us know. We’re excited and ready to help find Mason the adoptive home and family he deserves!

Could you see Mason as part of your family?