The parents of a 6-year-old boy who died in a car crash in California are raising money to help him find a new home.
Rock parents ‘needs to look beyond the outside world’ for assistance in raising their kids, according to a post on a page on a website for foster parents.
Catherine and Mark Stellato are raising $2,000 to help their son, Ryan Stellati, find a home with his foster parents who are from New Jersey.
Ryan, who was born in North Carolina, died after he crashed his car into a house in Santa Barbara County on Feb. 12.
He was not wearing a seat belt at the time.
The Stellatos say the family would love to see the child get adopted out to another foster family, but that they cannot afford the $3,000 for that.
They also want to raise funds for any other expenses Ryan might need.
They have created a fundraising page to help them make that happen.
Cathy Stellats says they are hoping that people can help them find a foster home for their son.
“I want to make it a priority for everybody to know that this is our son and that we need him to be able to go to a good home, be able make a home, and be able be a good father,” she told CBS Los Angeles.
“We need to look at the outside of our family and see what we need to do to get him a good, stable place where he can go to school, be a successful young man.
And that is a good thing.”
The family’s website also includes a picture of a man they call “Mr. Stellatos.”
He’s wearing a blue shirt, gray pants and black shoes.
He also has tattoos on his arms, chest and legs.
The tattooed man was a friend of Ryan’s, but Ryan’s family is hoping to get an adoption license to adopt him.