Monday, March 22, 2010

Matching Mondays

Utah
Amanda
age 14.
With intelligence, great determination, loads of potential, and a very likeable personality, this delightful young woman has the ability to create an amazing future for herself. Amanda wants to please others and needs to feel loved. Being a part of a caring, stable forever family could only help to ensure this fun teen’s success. Art, music, exercising, jewelry making, clothes, shoes, and video games are just some of the many things that holds Amanda’s interest. She also LOVES the “Twilight” series.

As an eighth grader Amanda is doing well in school. She is a good student, works hard, and gets fine grades. Her favorite subject is math (in which she does very well) but she isn’t quite as fond of history. Amanda is attending counseling, which will need to continue after placement.

If your family feels that they can provide Amanda with the support, compassion, and love she deserves, we urge you to inquire. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

For Utah children, only homestudied families from all states are encouraged to inquire.

Oregon
Terez and Zeret ages 8 & 6.

Terez or ''TJ'' as he prefers to be called loves to play outside. He has lots of energy and enjoys running, climbing and playing games with friends. He is very creative and enjoys making up games and learning new things. TJ has a very good sense of humor. He is a bit sarcastic and enjoys having fun with others.

Zeret is very personable and once she gets to know people she is playful and friendly. Zeret enjoys playing with her brother but also enjoys dress up, painting her nails, and making her hair look pretty. She is shy at first, but once she opens up she is humorous and a delight.

Zeret and TJ have a very close bond with their older sister. She is ten years older and has worked with her siblings on maintaining a healthy sibling attachment. Due in part to their age difference the plan for the older sister is different than for her siblings. It has been determined by professional staffing that these children will function in healthier ways if they are raised separately. Zeret and TJ also have younger sibling with whom they do not have a relationship. In the future it will be important for these sibling connections to develop and strengthen as the children mature.

An ongoing connection with the birth family over time would benefit these children. Their older sister and younger brother will continue to have relationships with their birth family. In order for Zeret and TJ to assimilate into a new home it would be good after a period of time to begin some visitation with their birth family. Mediation will be offered to both parents.

Both children and especially TJ have a strong connection to their faith. They have attended church since birth and enjoy being part of a community. An adoptive family will need to acknowledge that they have been raised in a faith community and try to offer this in similar ways to the children.

A future family for these children will need to support and continue to maintain ongoing contact between Zeret, TJ and their older sister. This relationship is crucial to support and nurture.

These two children will thrive in a stable home with love and fun. They are both a true delight and enjoy each other and other children and adults as well.
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Spence-Chapin has a beautiful baby boy who is in need of a family.
Nathan's adoption would be considered "special needs".   
His special needs are very similar to my little Spencer's "special needs".  

My Advice....Don't let fear get in the way of your family building!!!
Love overcomes fear and allows you to rise to meet the challenges that may come.

2 comments:

Christine said...

Just wanted to let you know we forwarded our homestudy and have expressed our interest in Nathan! I'll let you know if anything comes of it. :)

Brenda said...

Yeay!!!!!! I hope you hear something soon! He is so cute!
I will be praying. :)