16 years



Grace is bright, creative teenager with a great imagination and sense of humor. A self-described bookworm, she can often be found with her nose in the middle of the latest and greatest fantasy novel. Reading for pleasure is her go-to activity. “Harry Potter,” “Ready Player One,” “Red Rising” and the “His Fair Assassin” series are among her favorites. In addition to reading, Grace is happy curled up inside watching tv, or out and being active outdoors.
Grace is a talented artist and enjoys painting, drawing, craftmaking, and any number of artistic activities (Check out the video link above to see her show off her skills!). She loves animals of all kinds, particularly cats, and enjoys learning about them. She even keeps a collection of stuffed animals in her room. Grace would love to live on a farm, or near an animal shelter where she could volunteer; she’s gentle with all creatures and truly cares for them. Her social worker believes Grace could benefit greatly from being around animals, such as dogs and horses, in a therapeutic environment.
Grace is kind, thoughtful, and looks out for her friends. Those who know her well admire her willingness and desire to stand up for others. For the 2016-17 year, Grace is attending her first year of high school. Grace is very smart and has been praised for her critical thinking skills, as well as her ability to share her thoughts and ideas. She also has a good vocabulary and can be quite the conversationalist!
A family who would be a good fit for Grace will have experienced parents (couples or a single parent) who have a good understanding of how a child’s early environment can impact her sense of well-being, safety and her social and emotional development. Grace’s adoptive family should also have the skills to coach and guide Grace in creative ways, and be willing to engage appropriate resources and supports as needed. Grace appreciates adults in her life that she can be open and honest with. Having a good repertoire of behavioral tools and strategies could be very helpful in meeting Grace’s needs.
Grace is a teenager who is looking forward to living into these fun and empowering years of her life. If you are a family who can love and support Grace as she continues to grow and mature, and can encourage and share her many interests and passions, you may just be the family for Grace! We hope to hear from you soon!

Click here to see a video of Grace!

Click here to listen to her podcast episode!!

If you are interested in providing nurturing and love for Grace or for any other Special Needs Children, please call our office @ 419-726-5100 for further information.

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