Hoops, harmony and honors play big roles in Kaylen’s life. She loves playing basketball. She’s very athletic and plays point guard and shooting guard. “She has aspirations of being in the Women’s National Basketball Association,” says Kaylen’s worker. Her harmonious side shows when Kaylen sits down at the piano. She’s self-taught and knows how to read music. Kaylen even enjoys playing the drums. Kaylen also shows talent in her scholarly pursuits. She earns good grades, has received awards and has been on the honor roll at school. “Kaylen reported that she enjoys attending the school,” says her worker. ”Kaylen stated that she would like to attend college after completing high school.” This quiet and gifted girl describes herself as a nice person who cares about others. Kaylen has stated a strong desire to make her life even more harmonious by becoming a member of a forever family.
Kaylen has been making big strides and has been receptive to the services that will help her function at her best. She’s a bit shy around adults and seems more comfortable interacting with peers. Since she wants to attend college, Kaylen has “a positive attitude about school,” says her worker. “She has made a tremendous improvement academically. She has made an effort to be more focused.”
Mikayla earns plenty of praise from her caregiver and worker. Her caregiver calls Mikayla a “lovely” girl with a bubbly, outgoing and caring personality. “Mikayla is a joy to have around,” adds her worker. Mikayla has a vivid imagination, and she puts it to work during one of her favorite activities, writing. “Mikayla stated she wants to be a professional writer when she grows up,” says her worker. In addition to writing, Mikayla enjoys playing chess and other board games as well as dancing and singing. “She participates in the youth choir at church and has a very good singing voice,” says Mikayla’s worker. “She is very focused and has her life planned out.” If her career aspirations as a writer don’t pan out, don’t worry because Mikayla is flexible by nature. “Even when she is down or upset, Mikayla is pretty resilient and does not take long to bounce back,” says her worker. When she’s asked to describe herself, Mikayla says she’s nice and protective of others whom she cares about.
Mikayla is working on being more positive, her worker says. In the home, she sometimes needs reminders to settle her activity level. In school, Mikayla receives assistance and has shown improvement in her academics. Mikayla says she enjoys school.
A forever family must be willing to adopt siblings Mikayla, Kaylen and Darnell. The children would do best with a mom and dad who have parenting experience. They’ve all stated a preference for a family who has other children. They’ve also said that they want a family who shares their interest in a variety of activities including attending church. Finally, their family must advocate for any services that will help Kaylen, Mikayla and Darnell thrive at home and in school.
For more information, please contact the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at 800-589-MARE(6273).