The World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP) is seeking an adoptive family for "Hannah" age 15. Hannah is of African heritage but is now living in the United States.
Hannah has many strengths. She is creative and often has good ideas. She has great inner strength. She is a lot of fun to be around. She laughs a lot. She is intelligent and conversational. She shares her clothing and her things with other children. She is very giving and generous. She has a wonderful sense of style. She is willing and open to talk about her feelings. She is warm and kind to her family and friends. She is flexible with schedule changes and understanding of priorities in her home. She enjoys playing organized soccer games, Frisbee, softball, long jump, 50-meter dash, a mile run and 100-meter relay. She also enjoys writing her friends. She speaks English well with a detectable accent. She is in 8th grade and her school work is modified for ESL. Her teacher says she is bright, quick to learn and knows to ask for help when needed. She is coordinated physically, artistic, creative and she enjoys laughing. She is pleasant with others especially adult women. She has good hygiene and takes pride in her appearance and room. Hannah would like to continue to practice her Christian faith.
Visit WACAP’s waiting child webpage to see a photo of Hannah.
Hannah is currently taking medication that has helped control her moods and ADHD. She needs an experienced adoptive family as she has dealt with immense heartache in her short life, losing both her birth father and mother. Hannah is scared and needs help with many worries that make it hard for her to fall asleep at night. However, she is insightful about her own emotions and is eager to change. As a result of prior neglect, patience with the attachment process, and a calm, therapeutic, structured environment is key to her healing. Hannah needs a highly nurturing family that is committed to providing ongoing therapy and support. An experienced adoptive family with an understanding of attachment disorders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder would be advantageous. Married couples and single women may apply. A family where she doesn't feel she has to compete with other teens would be ideal. Families with children about age 5-10 and/or over 16 years old would work best. Hannah responds well to structure, predictability and fair expectations. Adoption fees are considered minimal for this special adoption situation.