Jasper is an energetic, extroverted, talented 16 year old girl. She’s a talker, and a rapper, and a dancer, and a run-around-outside-r. She’s got an infectious sense of fun and humor, and tries to make friends everywhere she goes. Jasper is typically optimistic and tries to see the good in any situation.
Jasper is VERY sporty. She loves skateboarding, snowboarding, dancing, and riding her bike. Jasper also has a deeply creative inner life that she loves to share. Give her a little while to get to know you, and it won’t be long before she’s showing you her poems, songs, raps, crafts, plays, or sewing.
THE RIGHT FAMILY FOR JASPER
Jasper does not have a lot of preferences when it comes to an adoptive home (outside of “NOT TORNADO ALLEY!”). She thinks – and her team agrees – that she would do very well with at least one mom. She states that it’s very important to her that any adoptive home “not be racist” and “not be homophobic.” She would do fine with older or younger siblings, and also as an only child. She would prefer a home with pets, especially dogs.
Jasper has a younger sister she would need to remain in contact with, and her future parents would have to help her manage her feelings over being separated from this sibling. Though she’s not supposed to, Jasper also frequently has contact with her birth mother and birth grandmother, so her future adoptive parents would have to find a way to balance the likelihood of her continuing to find a way to do this with her safety. Jasper also has a former pre-adoptive parent with whom she still has a good relationship and who is a warm, supportive, helpful presence in her life. It’s recommended that contact be maintained, both for Jasper’s sake, and because this pre-adoptive parent will likely be helpful to future parents as a respite option and somebody who simply knows this child very well.