Not a homebody – Shaelyn wants a family that loves amusement parks as much as she does! She is an active and outgoing teen with an independent streak. Since Shaelyn knows how to speak up for herself and advocate for what she needs, she has become a role model for her peers.
Shaelyn enjoys video games and swimming, but is also a self-proclaimed “girly girl” who loves shopping, getting her nails and hair done, and doing makeup. She enjoys being around animals, and would do well in a family with pets. Shaelyn is engaging, and thrives on individualized attention and appreciates one-on-one time.
Shaelyn would do well in a two-parent family where she can receive plenty of one-on-one time with her parents. She would like a mom and a dad who are active and enjoy activities outside of the home. Shaelyn does well with younger and older children, although it would also be acceptable if there are no other children in the home. She needs a patient family that won’t give up on her and can patiently demonstrate unconditional love. Shaelyn will need to have strong boundaries, but should also be allowed to be a teenager and be given the opportunity to realize her potential. The adoptive family will need to help Shaelyn maintain contact with her siblings, and give her a space to feel like she belongs. Interested families should understand the impact that trauma can have on a child, and should be well-educated in trauma-informed care.
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