This is Maria.
She is a 12-year-old girl.
Maria is an active, outgoing young lady who loves to talk with everyone. She is helpful, caring and creative. Her favorite activities include puzzles, word searches, reading and coloring. Maria enjoys going to school where she is in special education services for speech and language. At times Maria can have difficulty getting along with her peers and other young kids. Weekly therapy is important for this youngster as she continues learning how to make good decisions, how to trust adults and how to interact with her siblings in a healthy way.
An active, two-parent family that is patient and structured will be important. Maria will do best in a home with no pets and only children that are older.
Heart Gallery portraits by Amy Ritchie (September 2014)
Video (below) produced June 2016