Andrea is an energetic 8-year-old girl of Caucasian descent. She is small for her age but is making great gains with her height and weight. Andrea has enjoyed taking gymnastics classes. She also enjoys music and loves to have her hair and nails done. Andrea is in the 3rd grade at a public elementary school where she benefits from having an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) to assist with her academic delays, as well as social/emotional supports. Andrea currently resides in a small, structured residential program. Her social worker is seeking a family that would be able to visit with her at her program consistently to build a relationship.
Andrea is legally freed for adoption. She would thrive in a home where she is the only child or the youngest by many years. She does require a lot of extra attention and patience. Andrea shares a close relationship with her older sister and they hope to be able to continue to see each other monthly. The best family for Andrea would be a local family that is able to visit with her at her current program placement as a visiting resource initially.