16 years old

ID# WG9020

Epiphany is bright, friendly, and funny – she has a great sense of humor! Her love of talking, negotiating skills (a great self-advocate), and her overall ability as a communicator are wonderful strengths that will benefit her tremendously throughout her life. Epiphany tells us that her hobbies are writing poetry, drawing, and reading. She also loves animals, and enjoys helping others whenever she can. Epiphany is always interested in learning new skills, discovering new talents, and absorbing new information. Continuing to hone her effective communication abilities also readily engages her interest.

In 9th grade for the 2016-2017 school year, Epiphany is doing well. With her love of learning and sense of discovery, she is a good student; English is her favorite subject. Epiphany is benefitting from counseling and is engaged in becoming more adept at talking about and sharing her thoughts and feelings in healthy, open ways. While Epiphany is focused on dealing in positive ways with past experiences, she also wants to gain a deeper understanding about herself and others and to get a sense of what her future might be. It is likely that Epiphany will be interested in continuing with counseling once she is in her adoptive family, and it will be important for her adoptive family to be supportive.

Epiphany is doing very well in her current placement. She is at her best when she has a structured home environment with a consistent daily routine and clear rules, expectations, limits, and consequences that have been discussed with her ahead of time. Having a reward system where she can earn privileges, such as outings, help motivate her to do well.

Epiphany will be counting on her adoptive parent(s) to help her maintain contact with her brother. She feels that he has been there for her every step of the way and has provided loving encouragement. It will be very important for her adoptive family to support this important relationship with her sibling. While Epiphany says she wants to be able to learn things on her own, she would appreciate encouragement and guidance from her adoptive parent(s) as she is figuring out various opportunities to pursue. Help with setting goals to achieve whatever she sets her mind to achieve, could also go a long way as she begins to plan for the future.

Epiphany wants to be adopted, and has a lot of really nice strengths to share with her new family. Her worker wants to hear from couples and single moms who would love to have a bright, expressive, and creative young teen to parent and mentor. Epiphany tells us she could do well as the only child in her adoptive family, or she would welcome having two or three same-age or younger siblings. Having a good repertoire of behavioral tools and strategies and positive parenting skills would be assets in meeting Epiphany’s needs. Epiphany looks forward to sharing her life with a nurturing, stable family that will value her and embrace her as their own.

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

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