When you first meet Winter, they can be described as soft-spoken. However, after they become more comfortable and familiar with you, you will quickly see that they are passionate, full of spirit, and bubbly. Winter’s greatest passions are for art and reading, and they enjoy sharing these interests when spending quality time with a trusted adult. Winter can be described as “go with the flow”, and can be very kind and polite. Winter is excited for the new beginnings and adventures that will come with adoption.
A family who is the right fit for Winter would need to be supportive and understanding of their experiences and able to help them feel like a part of the family. Winter’s team is open to all family configurations however given their history, they might do best in a home with no male authority figures. Winter would enjoy having a pet in the home, especially if that pet is a cat. Winter would also enjoy living in a larger city so that they can experience new things. Following adoption, Winter would need to maintain contact with their older sibling and grandmother.
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.