Dayjah is a creative girl who’s described as sweet and loyal. She puts her creativity to work by drawing and doing arts and crafts. Dayjah taps into her imagination by reading, which she loves. She particularly enjoys the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book series. This affectionate, nurturing, strong and resilient girl enjoys playing with animals. Dayjah also likes playing board games and looking up words in the dictionary. When she grows up, Dayjah says she wants to become a nurse.
When Dayjah becomes upset, she utilizes a few coping mechanisms to calm down. For instance, music soothes her. She also does well when she is given space to calm down. Dayjah is responsive to prompts, reminders, and talking things out. She continues to work on positive ways to express her feelings. In school, Dayjah gets good grades and likes some of her classes. Her education coordinator reports she is a model student and loves to learn.
Dayjah would do best with a mom and dad who can provide the proper supervision and attention she needs to thrive. Her new parents would benefit from knowledge of the impact of trauma on a child’s behavior and development. Dayjah would do well in a home with or without other children. “Dayjah does well with younger children and is used to being a big sister figure, though she may benefit from having an older sibling as a role model,” her worker says. In addition, her family must be strong advocates for the services that Dayjah needs now and into the future. Finally, since Dayjah has a strong relationship with her siblings, her family must be open to letting her maintain contact with them.
For more information, contact the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at 800-589-6273.