Katrina or Kat is a fun-loving 16 year old who loves Japanese Manga, Pokemon, and cartoon comedy. She is creative and very artistic. She often communicates best through her drawings and is very relational. She enjoys one on one relationship building, and is very easy to get along with! She happily sings along to current pop and rock songs (80s music is her favorite), but she makes it no secret that she does not like country music. She can be stubborn and opinionated, but Kat’s feistiness and debating spirit is one of her best qualities. She is curious and open to trying new activities but does require persuasion from time to time. Kat always ask good questions and can engage in intellectual conversations. She has no problem having her voice be heard and will advocate for herself very well. She adores all animals (even lizards!). Kat loves to learn interesting facts, and wants to explore more ways to do art and develop her drawing skills.
The Right Family for Kat
A potential family for Kat will be open to the idea of humor (including sarcasm) and enjoy learning about her. Kat loves one on one time and would do best in a family that has a lot of time and energy to devote to her. When Kat gets frustrated or upset, she tends to respond best to clear redirection that is delivered without criticism. She really appreciates respect and maturity throughout disagreements. Sometimes this also means just sitting with her and having silence. A family that can overlook some sass and focus on building a relationship with Kat would be ideal. Kat has done fine with foster siblings, but she would likely thrive in a family where she could be the youngest or only child and finally get the attention she so deserves. A family for Kat will need to be trauma informed and is or be willing to learn more about her mental health needs.
Kat enjoys arts and crafts and she has made some beautiful beaded necklaces for herself and for friends.