Carissa is the life of the party according to her sister, Lindsey. She is sweet, chatty, creative, and likes to catch you off guard with a hilarious and outlandish comment. She has a childlike sweetness, and a quick way to your heart. She is up for trying new things, and is hoping to join her high school basketball team for the first time this year. Her culture is important to her, as well as her family. She cares deeply for her sisters, and takes on a protective and nurturing role with them.
The Right Family for Carissa
A family for Carissa should be willing to learn how to provide a nurturing and open environment for them to explore becoming adults, while also offering consistency and structure. She needs support in continuing to be active in her Native American community and culture. She is still very involved in her biological family, and will need an adoptive family who is open to supporting her with these relationships.