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Kristi and Benjamin
Kristi and Benjamin

Kristi and Benjamin
New Jersey

Basic Info

Kristi

Age: 50
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian
Religion: Catholic

Benjamin

Age: 49
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian
Religion: Catholic

Child Preferences

Age: 4 to 14 years old
Sex: Either
Max Number of Children: 2
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian, African American, Asian, Native American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Mixed, Unknown


Special Needs the Family is Open To: Any Child, Animal Allergies, Asthma, Drug Allergies, Environmental Allergies, Food Allergies, Physically Aggressive to Other Children, Defiant, Difficulty in Attaching, Difficulty Making Friends, Encopresis, Lying, Manipulative, Poor Social Skills, Self-Abuse, Stealing, Suicidal Attempts, Tantrums-Severe, Wets the Bed, Drug Addicted at Birth, Failure to Thrive, Fetal Alcohol Effected, Low Birth Weight or Premature, Prenatal Drug Exposure, Requires Life-long Medical Treatment, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physically Disabled-Mild, Blind, Deaf, Hearing Impaired, Speech Delays - Mild, Speech Delays - Moderate, Vision Impaired, Anorexia/Bulimia, Hoarding, Overeating, Pica, Academically behind due to poor attendance, Cognitive Delay - Mild, Cognitive Delay - Severe, Expulsion(s), Has Behavior Problems in School, Mild Learning Disabilities, Moderate Learning Disabilities, Severe Learning Disabilities, Speech or Language Impairment, Suspension(s), One/Both Parents Diagnosed with Depression, One/Both Parents Have Alcohol Addiction, One/Both Parents Have Drug Addiction, One/Both Parents Diagnosed with Bipolar, Exposed to Domestic Violence, One/Both Parents Have Had a Mental Diagnosis, Child in Residential Treatment, Child has had a disrupted adoption, Multiple Placements, Residential Treatment History, Child on Probation / Parole, Convicted of Theft, Previously Incarcerated, ADHD, Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, Diabetes, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy, Heart Disorder: May Require Surgery, Hemophilia, Missing Limbs: May Require Prosthesis, Seizures, Sickle Cell Disease, Sickle Cell Traits, Adjustment Disorder, Aspergers Syndrome, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Previous Psychiatric Hospitalization, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Requires Medication For Psychiatric Condition/Mental Health Diagnosis, Requires Counseling/Therapy, Runaway - Occasionally, Runaway - Past, Willing to Maintain Contact via Mail with Bio Family, Willing to Maintain Contact with Past Foster Parents, Willing to Maintain Contact with Bio Grandparents & Other Relatives, Willing to Maintain Contact with Bio Siblings, Child Identifies as LGBT, History of Sexually Acting Out, Sexually Abused in the Past, Sexually Active, Alcohol Use, Smokes Cigarettes

Environment

State: New Jersey
Neighborhood: Suburban
Residency:
Years Together: 20
Children in the Home: 0
Pet(s): Dog(s)

Work

Kristi

Occupation: Retired Teacher

Benjamin

Occupation: Vice President of Specialty Print

Adoption Agency

Agency: A Loving Choice Adoption Associates
Worker: Michelle Dodge
Worker: michelle.alovingchoice@gmail.com
City: Shrewsbury
State: New Jersey
Zip: 07702

Family Description

Hi! We are Ben & Kristi Ritacco. We are looking forward to growing our family. We have a pug named Lola and an English bulldog named Keith. We live in a stone farmhouse on a quiet cul-de-sac in the suburban town of Montville, NJ. Some of our hobbies are: watching movies, attending concerts, going out to eat, playing with our pups, going to the drive-in, swimming, and spending time with family & friends. Ben also enjoys collecting classic video games, racing cars, & skateboarding. Kristi also enjoys painting, reading, baking, photography, & gardening.

Preference Description

We are looking to adopt a child or sibling group(of 2 children) between the ages of 4 and 14. We have no preference to gender or racial background. We are willing to accept a wide range of special needs(physical, emotional, behavioral, and developmental).