Charity has nice strengths for her adoptive family to enjoy and encourage. To begin with, she really wants to be adopted, and she continues to work with her counselor on making behavioral gains and on preparing for adoption. Despite past difficulties trusting, Charity is able to form relationships with parents, teachers, therapists, etc., as well as classmates.
It will also be important for her adoptive parent(s) to value Charity's spiritual interests. Although she has attended church with various foster parents, it is just recently that Charity has really connected with a particular Christian denomination; she and her case aide have attended worship services together for almost a year, and last summer, Charity was baptized. Charity also enjoys being part of the youth program.
Charity is very brave about trying new things. She recently sang a solo in a talent show, and she is interested in learning to play an instrument. Charity just loves it when her case aide and her foster mom take interest in her activities, such as her Karate lessons. Lately, Charity has been having fun lately redecorating her bedroom.
Charity loves animals and family pets and is very caring and nurturing toward them. She has a good sense of appropriate boundaries and has demonstrated a continued ability to respect her own personal space and that of others. She gets along with other kids, and she is able to make and keep friends at school. Academically, Charity is doing well in school and is now in sixth grade. Math, reading comprehension, spelling, and writing are areas where an adoptive family that values education could provide added supports and incentives for learning on the home front. Charity also loves to sing and to act.