Lindsey is an 14 year old who needs a permanent family. She is very artistic, loves to do flips and cartwheels and enjoys the outdoors.
Lindsey recently qualified for Developmental Disabilities services which will follow her through adoption. At times, she struggles with processing information. She is currently on an Individualized Educational Plan to address her cognitive delays and reading skills. She attended summer school to help retain the work that she completed last year. Lindsey didn’t demonstrate behavioral issues in school this year, but still hangs on to her belief that she will return to her birth mother. Teachers have noticed that when Lindsey gets upset or feels insecure, she will refer to her birth mother, who was unable to keep her safe. At school, she struggles to get along with her peers. School personnel are working to help her learn how to be a friend to others.
Lindsey has younger siblings who have been adopted and a younger brother that she was recently separated from. She will need to maintain some contact, but not on a regular basis.
Lindsey loves younger children but struggles with knowing how to interact with them. Because of this, it's important for her future family to have older children so she can focus on being a child. She would benefit with a strong single mother (with supports) or a 2-parent family that is able to work collaboratively with her.