Rachel is affectionate hugger who enjoys socializing with others and is very personable. Simple things, such as a McDonald’s chicken sandwich bring her joy. “Rachel is very charming and has a big heart for others,” her worker says. She loves to play with other kids. When she’s alone, Rachel uses her strong imagination and enjoys playing with her stuffed animals. She also has a creative side and loves doing arts and crafts with her friends. Her favorite subject is art. One of her favorite activities is coloring in adult coloring books. Her favorite colors are pink and blue. Rachel also enjoys reading and loves the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series. Rachel’s other interests include playing board games, participating in Girl Scouts, riding her bike, listening to music and going swimming. When she gets older, Rachel wants to become a veterinarian. She’ll likely get plenty of clients since she’s very social and enjoys helping others. It doesn’t hurt that her favorite animals are cats and dogs.
Generally, Rachel’s behavior is very good. Careful supervision and little regular reminders about expectations work well for her. She can struggle with peers at school but she’s working on that and making progress, her worker said.
Rachel would do best with two parents and as the youngest or only child. She also would do well with a single-female parent who has a strong support network. The family would benefit from knowledge of or experience with the impact of trauma on a child’s development and behavior. Additionally, they would need to make sure Rachel receives the services that will help her now and into adulthood. Rachel needs a family with experienced parents who are patient and able to devote the time to help her thrive.
For more information, contact the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at 800-589-6273.