Girls – Michigan


Naliyha    Age: 13          Waiting Since: 8-10-2022

Hanako, as Naliyha prefers, puts an extra “extra” in extracurriculars. They participate in a lot of them including volleyball, soccer, track, drama, art, music, literature, story writing and technology. Hanako’s many interests extend to the weekends where they like to draw, read, play video games, do homework, listen to music or podcasts, browse the Internet, bake and “contemplate life choices.”


Savanna    Age: 15          Waiting Since: 6-16-2022

Savanna isn’t just a bookworm; she’s a book beast. When other kids come home from school and sleep or eat, Savanna pulls out a book. When she’s not reading, she’s likely writing. Savanna says writing is her favorite subject in school. Savanna finds time for other activities such as participating in cross country. When she gets older, she wants to become a social worker or lawyer. Once she finds her forever family, Savanna hopes they have family dinners together and do family projects together.


Kaylee    Age: 14          Waiting Since: 7-8-2021

“I am kind, funny and caring, and I love laughing,” says Kaylee. “I love being around others.” Adds one of her close adults, “Kaylee has a great sense of humor that will bring a smile to your face. When upset, Kaylee loves when you can make her laugh by being silly. Kaylee has a bright outlook on her life.” Kaylee is pretty down-to-earth. She likes playing Monopoly, going to church and visiting people on the weekends. She also enjoys watching TV shows with imaginative story lines.


Emma    Age: 15          Waiting Since: 12-18-2020

Emma dreams of owning her own art studio when she gets older. If there’s anything Emma likes as much as art, it could be the music of a certain pop/rock band. She also likes watching mystery movies and reading horror and animal books. She likes all animals, but she loves owls. Emma enjoys laughing and talking. She tends to make people around her feel happy, cared for and wants to help.


Myah    Age: 14          Waiting Since: 4-4-2022

Myah likes singing, has learned how to play guitar and piano and enjoys writing her own songs. “Myah uses her music as a way to express her emotions,” says one of her close adults. In addition to songs, she likes to write poems. She also enjoys painting. Myah loves to read, especially books that teach her about history. Her favorite foods include spaghetti, lasagna, chicken alfredo and pizza. Because she’s artistic, Myah would do well in a forever family who encourages her creativity and who enjoys music and reading.


Piper    Age: 14          Waiting Since: 1-24-2022

Piper is quite a creative girl who enjoys making arts and crafts. She also likes drawing and says her favorite color is teal. In addition to being creative, Piper is active and athletic. She enjoys hiking and playing volleyball. On the weekends, Piper enjoys cooking, playing with dogs and going to church. Piper also sees a family in her future and plans to have fun with them. When she’s asked the most important thing she wants others to know about her, Piper says, “I like family time!”


Sandra    Age: 15          Waiting Since: 12-4-2018

Sandy, as Sandra prefers, is a very creative girl who loves coloring and drawing and doing arts and crafts. She says she’s good at singing and dancing and wants to become a singer, artist or fashion designer when she gets older. Her favorite activities include swimming, shopping, listening to music and getting her hair done, dressing up and spending time with friends. When she’s asked about the things she wants to do with her new family, Sandy simply says, “spend time together.”


Cecilia    Age: 16          Waiting Since: 5-8-2019

CeCe, aka Cecilia, plans to travel the four corners of the world … and a few curves and straight-aways along the way. “If I could visit one place on Earth, it would be all over the world,” explains CeCe, “because I want to learn about all the cultures and food.” She describes herself as a neat, organized and clean person. She also takes pride in her smile, her intelligence and her empathy for others. “I care a lot about people,” says CeCe, who plans to put her caring nature to work as a pediatrician or nurse when she gets older.


Kandlyn    Age: 17          Waiting Since: 10-20-2020

Kandlyn enjoys coloring and making artwork. She loves playing outside, and in quieter times, she enjoys reading. When she gets older, Kandlyn wants to become a police officer. If she had three wishes, she would want lots of money so she can buy things for her sisters. She’d also want to be adopted. Once she finds her forever family, Kandlyn wants to watch movies and spend time with them “hanging out.”


Heather    Age: 14          Waiting Since: 2-22-2017

Heather’s list of favorite foods includes yogurt and chicken nuggets. She enjoys swimming, bowling, shopping, going for long car rides and eating at restaurants. She likes watching moves, and “Trolls” is her favorite. One of Heather’s favorite activities is playing pretend with her stuffed animals. She also enjoys coloring with chalk. Heather looks forward to spending time with her future forever family and playing together.


Journie    Age: 14          Waiting Since: 10-26-2018

Nurturing comes second nature to Journie, who longs to use those skills one day. Journie’s other favorite activities include making art, riding her bike, watching movies and pitching in around the house. She also loves reading and is great at telling stories. When she gets older, Journie wants to become a lawyer.


Mandi    Age: 16          Waiting Since: 6-10-2020

Mandi is described as caring, curious, social and active. Some of Mandi’s favorite things to do include spending time with friends and playing cards. She also enjoys talking on the phone. Mandi hopes she can join a cheerleading team one day.


Sydney    Age: 11          Waiting Since: 2-11-2019

Sydney hopes to be the youngest child in a family of faith. She’s described as a bright, intelligent and insightful young lady who’s “wise beyond her years.”


McKanize    Age: 15          Waiting Since: 12-08-2016

Kenzie, as she prefers to be called, loves playing games, especially with family and friends, and her favorite is Clue. She likes relaxing and watching movies after school, and she enjoys sleeping in and playing card games on the weekends. Kenzie takes pride in learning how to ride a bike. The most important things Kenzie wants others to know about her are that she’s smart and kind and always tries to stay positive.

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