Peyton Manning better watch his back because Gloria throws a tight spiral. “My teacher says that I have a really good arm for football,” she says. Indeed, Gloria likes playing football and basketball. She also enjoys playing video games on her Nintendo DS and PSP, and her favorite is Super Mario. Some other favorite activities include shopping and going out to eat, especially at Chuck E. Cheese. Gloria noted that her favorite animals are giraffes and elephants. When she is older, she would like to be a cheerleader in high school and an adoption worker. “What I can see is what children have been through,” says Gloria, “so I want to help them through their lives.” For now, Gloria, who can be a very sweet and kind young lady, wants people to know, “I love my brother and want a family.” And she isn’t too particular about her forever family. “Any kind of family would be perfect as long as I get one,” she says.
Gloria has been through a lot in her life and is very compassionate, especially toward others who may be struggling or being treated unfairly. She is typically quiet, introverted and is learning how to express her feelings through positive outlets. Gloria enjoys peer relationships, but these relationships can also be an area of struggle for her. At school, her favorite subjects are writing and math, but she can have difficulty staying motivated to complete her work. Gloria benefits from additional assistance in her studies to help her maximize her abilities and reach her fullest potential.
Gloria needs a supportive forever family with two experienced parents who will be able to advocate for and attend to her well-being. The family must be open to continuing and seeking out any support services that help address her emotional and educational needs. In addition, Gloria should be the youngest child in the home. Gloria also requires a great deal of attention and redirection when her emotions get the best of her. The family must be accepting and understanding that Gloria has overcome a difficult past and is doing the best she can to move forward. It is important that Gloria maintains close contact with her brother Reco (C08474) after she is adopted.
For more information, contact the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at 800-589-6273.
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