Mary has a strong desire to be loved and accepted. She responds well to positive reinforcement. Mary is looking forward to attending summer camp and swimming lessons. Mary enjoys going to school, doing activities with friends, and engaging in sports and camps. This past school year, Mary participated in an after school girl’s group and she loved it. Mary’s school reported that she made a lot of academic progress in the past academic years and that they did not have any behavioral problems with her in the classroom.
Mary (Age 11)
What Others Say About Mary
Her current foster parents have reported that Mary does well at school or out of home programs. Mary does struggle to express her feelings which can lead to some aggression.
What You Can Do for Mary
Mary would do best in a two parent home, and with one parent that stays at home or has flexibility during the day to meet Mary’s needs. She would also do best in a home with no other children, but this is not something that could rule out a family completely. She would also thrive in an African American home or a family who can help to foster Mary’s African American culture and identity.
Thank you to Jodi Swanson of Woman of Strength for creating these beautiful photographs.