Registration # 5866
D.O.B. 08/02

HI! My name is Deanna.

"I’d like to work with animals when I get older."

Deanna is an easy-going fourteen-year-old African American/Caucasian girl who is well-liked by everyone who meets her. Deanna is able to engage in conversation and show reciprocity in her relationships. Deanna has a great sense of humor and likes making people laugh. In her spare time, Deanna enjoys going out to eat, shopping, going to the park and seeing movies at the theater. Though she doesn’t currently own a bicycle, she is interested in going bicycle riding. Deanna also enjoys arts and crafts, drawing and taking care of animals.

In school, Deanna receives support through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Deanna reports that she loves school and her teachers say she is very cooperative. Her favorite class is science, and her least favorite is math. She is proud when she does well and enjoys receiving praise for her accomplishments. Deanna has cognitive and emotional limitations which have caused her to struggle at times with low self-esteem and poor social skills. She has worked with her therapist who helped her build more self-esteem so she is able to open up more with communication. Deanna is currently in a group home and benefits from the structured, predictable environment. Deanna will continue to thrive in a permanent home with the same type of setting.

Deanna is legally freed for adoption. She would like a family that cares for her and wants her in their family. She would love for the home to have animals. A family of any constellation could be a good fit for Deanna as long as they are willing to provide her with one-on-one attention and plenty of nurturance.

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