This is Marie.
She is an 8-year-old girl.
Marie is a charming, intelligent little girl who may appear to be reserved at first meeting. Once you get to know her, you will see that she is an outgoing, energetic child who likes to read and draw. This little lady is a "girly girl" that likes to shop and play with her dolls.
Academically, Marie does very well, but will need some support in school to ensure that she reaches her educational potential. Ongoing weekly therapy will need to continue for this youngster and her forever family will need to be willing to participate with her.
Marie will do best in a two-parent home in which she can be provided with consistent supervision. It is recommended that there are NO younger children in the home. However, it is recommended that she be placed in a home with older children who can set firm boundaries with her. The ideal family for this child will need to have some knowledge and experience, or willingness to learn, how to parent a child with high trauma needs. The family will need to be structured, consistent and patient in order to allow Marie time to build trust and heal from her past experiences.
Heart Gallery portraits by Moji Studios (February 2016)
Video (below) produced March 2017