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The children below are looking to connect with a forever family and a place to call home.

Abigail & Jose

Abigail and Jose have a fun, creative and loving sibling relationship. They get along, are both active and playful and they do well with sharing with one another!
Right now, Abigail and Jose are not placed in the same foster home, but they do have weekly visits with one another and their other 3 siblings, which is just as exciting as it sounds. Abigail and Jose are looking to be adopted together into a loving home with their forever family.

Abigail is an outgoing ten-year-old Hispanic girl and in fourth grade. She is described as a happy, smart, inquisitive, friendly girl. She enjoys playing soccer, softball, yoga, swimming, riding her bike, jumping on the trampoline, and gymnastics. Abigail is active in Girl Scouts and Girls on the Run. Her favorite toys are Legos, crafts, and slime. She is not a picky eater. Some of her favorite foods include tacos, pizza, and macaroni and cheese. About the only food she dislikes is broccoli. Abigail’s top pick movies are Dolphin Tails, Matilda, Trolls and Sing. She is a good student and works hard.

Jose is an active nine-year-old Hispanic boy and in third grade. He is described as energetic, creative, helpful, competitive, and smart. He describes himself as “nice, respectful, and good at sharing.” Jose enjoys baseball, soccer, football, swimming, and ice skating. He loves Spiderman, trains, and Legos. His favorite places are Chuck E Cheese, Incredible Pizza, and McDonalds. Jose is not a picky eater; he eats a variety of food including vegetables and salmon. The only food he dislikes is sweet potatoes. His favorite subject in school is math; he is getting better at reading. He has made tremendous academic progress in school over the past six months. He has an Individualized Educational Plan (I.E.P.). Jose is not currently placed with his siblings as he requires more specialized care.

Overall, both of the children are physically healthy. Jose is the only child who takes prescribed medication on a daily basis. Abigail and Jose attend weekly trauma focused individual therapy to deal with their significant and complex abuse and neglect.

The ideal adoptive family for this sibling group, would be a two-parent household with trauma informed parenting experience and behavioral training with no other young children in the home. The adoptive family should have a strong support network locally and have the ability to establish consistent, firm, but loving rules and consequences. The siblings have two older sisters who live out of state and three younger siblings that are being adopted in the St. Louis region. The adoptive family would be expected to promote the sibling bond by maintaining regular contact.

Only currently licensed Missouri adoptive families will be considered. Please have your licensing worker submit your adoptive home study to:

Holly Bennett, Adoption Specialist
(HollyB@bringingfamiliestogether.com)
Bringing Families Together
7151 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
Hazelwood, MO 63042
314-731-3969 ext. 305 (phone)
314-731-3906 (fax)

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Cheyana

Cheyana likes to express her creative side through her hair and make-up. She has a great imagination and is outspoken and articulate. Like any typical 17 year old, she prefers to spend time with her friends or on a cell phone or tablet. Other than the social aspects, school is not Cheyana’s favorite place, although she worked hard during her junior year to maintain her grades. She will be a senior this fall. Cheyana is intelligent and has the ability to do well when she is focused. She is also into learning how to live a healthy life style by staying active and eating healthy. Cheyana is eager to have a family to provide stability in her life and help her transition into adulthood. Cheyana does have important family connections that she would like to continue.

For more information contact the adoption worker:

Christina Robb
Good Shepherd Children & Family Services
314-854-5727, crobb@ccstl.org

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Hannah

Hannah is a creative and artistic fifteen year old. She likes to express herself through writing poetry and making ceramics. She appreciates any activity that she can utilize her creative talents. Hannah enjoys singing or listening to music and dancing. She describes herself as animated, competitive, and helpful. Hannah loves animals and enjoys participating in equestrian sports, and is also a fan of swimming. She has a big appetite and loves to eat and spend time cooking. Like most teens, she enjoys spending time with her friends.

All family types will be considered for Hannah. She is hopeful to have pets in her home. Hannah would like to remain in contact with her siblings following placement.

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Mackenzie, Amani, and Ronald

Mackenzie, Amani, and Ronald love to laugh and are connected by their close sibling bond. Mackenzie is three years old (soon to be four) and a protective older sister. She leads the kids in dance sessions and sing-alongs. She is a big helper and may just be a little sassy. Amani is two years old (soon to be three) and is always on the go. Like most kids her age, she has an occasional “terrible two’s” moment, but easily recovers. Ronald is two years old and is the baby of the family. He is full of energy, but when he is involved in an activity, is very focused and gives it his full attention. These children are in need of a loving family that can match their energy and enthusiasm and, most importantly, respect their sibling and family connections.

This is a legal risk adoption. Only licensed families will be considered. Deadline for home study submission is February 18, 2019.

Contact:
Christina Robb
Good Shepherd Children & Family Services
1340 Partridge Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130
314-854-5727, 314-854-5750 (fax), crobb@ccstl.org

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Jahkaiya – FAMILY IN PROGRESS

Jahkaiya, who is affectionately called “Tweety” by those that know and love her is eight years old. She is outgoing, energetic, and social. She loves dolls and stuffed animals. Jahkaiya is a dancer at heart. If there is music playing then she is moving. She is inquisitive and not afraid to try new activities.
Jahkaiya is in need of a family that is patient and loving and will allow her to express her sweet personality and explore her interests. Jahkaiya has a connection with siblings that she would like to continue. She is legally free for adoption.

 

Please contact Christina Robb at crobb@ccstl.org

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Keymarion – Family In Progress!

Ten year old Keymarion describes himself as friendly, kind, intelligent, and respectful. In his spare time he enjoys riding his bike and playing with his friends. He will start 5th grade this fall and his favorite subject is Reading. Keymarion is a quick learner and is most proud of his recent achievements in Math and English. He is a passionate wrestling fan and loves collecting his favorite action figures. He has an interest in learning mixed martial arts in the near future. He is proud of his Irish heritage and that his birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day. Keymarion is not a picky eater and loves shrimp, pork chops and Brussel sprouts. He aspires to become a carpenter or a professional wrestler!
Termination of parental rights has not occurred yet so this would be considered a legal risk placement.

For more information about Keymarion, please contact:
Sandra Weindel, Adoption Specialist
Good Shepherd Children & Family Services
sweindel@ccstl.org
314-854-5739

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