Jay and Maria

Meet Maria (12) and Lemuel (10)

Maria and Lemuel (Jay) are active, engaging, and curious kids. They are constantly on the go and will spend all day playing outside if you let them! They are sweet, kind, and both have incredibly unique personalities.

Maria is an excellent storyteller and will tell you about her day at school or camp, and what she’s looking forward to next. She loves playing card games and board games, and is a patient teacher when showing you how to play her games. She has a lot of energy and loves to spend time with her friends, brother, and peers. Maria is also a jokester and has a great sense of humor!

Jay has a gentle personality and cares deeply for the people in his life. He is artistic (ask him to show you his drawings, origami, and painted rock collection!), athletic (he loves basketball), and a hard worker. He is more reserved than his sister, but don’t let that fool you– he can be quite talkative once he gets to know you!

Maria and Jay have been through a lot in their young lives, and would do best in an experienced two parent family who has an understanding of trauma and attachment. A family will need to be adept at navigating therapeutic resources. They would do best in a family who can provide structure, consistency, and a lot of 1:1 attention. They both would like an active family who will commit to keeping up with their energy! They need to stay connected to their African American heritage and community, but are open to parents of any race. They need parents who will stick with them through the ups and downs, and who will celebrate them for the amazing kids they are!

Maria and Jay are constantly on the go and will spend all day playing outside if you let them!

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