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Elizabeth Burkhardt
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Professional Family Care Services
937 Menoher Boulevard
Johnstown, PA - 15905
Ryan(Age 6)
Meet two brothers, Matthew and Ryan, who are ready to add spice to your family’s life!

Older brother Matthew is a bright and active boy who loves to ride his bike, even in the rain! He’s also very fond of swimming and splashing around in a pool or lake. Those who know him describe him as inquisitive and say that he loves to learn how things work. He’s further described as generally very happy and pleasant. And while he’s a little quiet and shy at first, once he warms up, he loves to talk! Spending time with animals, especially cats, seems to make him happy. Speaking of cats, his favorite movie is “The Lion King,” and he can tell you ALL about it! Like his younger brother, Matthew enjoys Spiderman and can spend hours talking about the subject. He reports that he LOVES school and becomes upset if he has to miss a day and says that his favorite subject is math. He wants to be a firefighter when he grows up.

Younger brother Ryan is a funny and playful boy who loves to be outside no matter the weather or what he’s doing, although he, too, has a fondness for riding his bicycle. He’s talkative and will talk your ear off about various subjects, especially Spiderman and The Lion King. He’s not a picky eater, especially if it’s chicken in any form. He even eats his vegetables (well, unless it’s tomatoes or bell peppers)! When asked about what he does well, he said that he’s good at playing outside. He attends Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school term and is doing well. Full of wanderlust, he likes visiting the ocean or the forest and said he would like to visit the moon! His career goal is to be a police officer or an astronaut.

Parental rights have not been terminated for Matthew and Ryan.

For more information, a family can call the SWAN Helpline at 1-800-585-SWAN or have the family worker contact the recruiter, Liz Burkardt via email
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