Rigo loves a crowd.

The 10-year-old boy brightens when other people are buzzing around.

“He loves children’s laughter and children’s motions,” says foster mom Gina. “The more kids around him, the better.”

“He is a very, very sweet boy and he loves affection,” Gina says. Rigo is non-verbal, but communicates with a smile or a touch.

“Rigo is a very affectionate little boy,” says Tiffany Mathews, a youth advocate with Arizona’s Children Association. “He really likes to snuggle. He likes to lie in his bean bag and cuddle with his foster sister.”

Rigo loves to ride in the car, says Gina, adding “he is a good shopping companion.”

Rigo’s days at school are busy with visits from a physical therapist, a speech therapist and other specialists provided by the Arizona Department of Economic Security Division of Developmental Disabilities. Such services will continue once Rigo is placed with a forever family, says Mathews.

“Rigo would do best in a two parent household where one parent is able to stay at home and tend to his needs,” Mathews says.

Gina says Rigo would be an easy-going addition to almost any family.

“He is so laid back and easy to please,” she says. “He just wants affection and interaction. He is naturally very easy to love.”

Watch the stories of children in foster care waiting on forever families each week on the Wednesday’s Child segment each week between 5-6 a.m. on Channel 12 (KPNX). You can also view previously aired stories at www.aask-az.org.

For more information on children eligible for adoption, call Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) at 602-930-4900, or visit www.aask-az.org.