SISTERS: McLyne & McKenna
McLyne is a very quiet girl who loves to socialize with her friends and the people she cares about. Once you get to know her, she can be very bubbly with a bit of a sassy and fun side. McLyne is very loving and cares greatly for her family and close friends. She loves to read and write, with her favorite subject in school being English. McLyne also loves to play on the computer and enjoys playing video games. Her favorite thing to do is spend time hanging out with her friends.
McLyne admits that she can have an attitude at times. She can have some difficulty opening up, but when she feels safe and secure, she is able to talk freely and you truly get to see McLyne for the great girl she is. She is still grieving the losses she has experienced and is learning how to manage her emotions on a consistent basis. At school, McLyne has struggled some and would benefit from some additional guidance and support in this area.
McLyne shared that she would like to have a family that she could talk and be open with. She added that she would like to have other kids in the home and live in or near a rural community. McLyne is in need of a two-parent or single parent family with a great deal of support. The family must provide her with love, stability and structure, and provide her with an environment in which she can feel comfortable and safe to talk about her feelings. McLyne has experienced a great deal of loss and is still in the process of addressing her emotions regarding her past and will need a family who can be patient in this area. The family must be able to continue and seek out any support services that are beneficial to her over-all well-being. McLyne is very bonded with her sister McKenna and a potential family must be supportive of this relationship, as well as with her aunt.
McKenna is a very kind and thoughtful teen. She can be shy when you first get to know her, however, after a few times interacting with her, she opens up and showcases her great sense of humor as well as a fun and sassy side. McKenna is a great swimmer and is very artistic. She also loves to read and cares very much for everyone around her. McKenna describes herself as being quiet and shy. Her favorite food is salad and she loves the color purple. At school, McKenna’s favorite subject is English, mainly because she loves to read and write. She loves every holiday because it means that you get to be around family and the people you love. McKenna especially likes watching the fireworks on the 4th of July. When she grows up, she would like to be a pediatric nurse.
As noted, McKenna has a lot of artistic talent and she uses her artistic abilities in her therapy to work through her emotions. She is very proud of the progress she has made in her current placement. McKenna has shown improvement in her ability to utilize proper coping skills and talk through her feelings and emotions, rather than isolating herself. At school, she has benefited from additional assistance in her studies. McKenna has experienced a great deal of loss and needs a lot of guidance and support. She has noted that she is uncomfortable with outward affection and does not like hugs.
McKenna wants to have a forever family who will spend lots of time with her. She is in need of a two-parent or single parent family with a great deal of support. The family must provide McKenna with love, stability, and structure, and provide McKenna with an environment in which she feels comfortable and safe to talk about her feelings. McKenna has experienced a great deal of loss and is still in the process of addressing her emotions regarding her past and will need a family who can be patient in this area. The family must be able to continue and seek out any support services to address McKenna’s overall well-being. McKenna is very bonded to her sister McLyne, and maintaining a relationship is very important to her. A potential family will need to be supportive of this relationship, as well as with McKenna’s aunt.
For more information, contact the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at 800-589-6273.