Alexis is a very happy girl who expresses joy by smiling or clapping. She really enjoys listening to music, being taken for walks outside, and being around other kids. She likes to watch her classmates when they are in the gym or in band while she’s at school. Her favorite musical artist is Pink, but she enjoys a wide variety of artists! Alexis has no shortage of people around her who adore her and care for her, and she reacts positively to those who visit often. Like most teens, she can get a little moody at times and wants some space and quiet, but she is typically happy and a joy to be around!
A Family for Alexis
The perfect family for Alexis would be open to parenting her while she lives outside the home and would visit often to shower her with the attention, nurturing, and love she deserves. Alexis is nonverbal and therefore unable to express her wishes about the specific qualities of a family she would like, however her brother and adults in her life would love to see Alexis with a family who has patience and compassion for youth with special needs, that would help maintain her connection with her siblings, and would stay curious about Alexis’ needs and potential for growth. An ideal family would already have or be committed to training on caring for a nonambulatory child.
That every young person whose life has been disrupted by trauma and subsequent child welfare intervention will be restored to a safe, permanent family with an urgency that honors the brevity of childhood.