Miss Rose (just turned 15!) thinks her friends would describe her as loving, kind, and caring. When asked what she likes about others, she goes back to “caring.” “When they care, they can help you calm down,” she explains. And it’s easy to tell if she needs to calm down: “I stomp around, and get sassy,” she says. It’s just as easy to tell when she’s happy, because she gets “hyper,” something I can definitely verify. Rose likes A LOT of things that she’s happy to number off for you. She likes fuzzy blankets (and has about 15). She likes cats. She LOVES owls (“HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE RAPTOR CENTER, IT’S A CENTER WITH RAPTORS”). She likes camping, swimming, softball, and arts and crafts. She is currently working on a “motivation board” that, as far as I can tell, is basically an owl collage. She likes Legos, and “building things? Like in a workshop?” Most importantly, she LOVES READING. LOVES IT. “I read at a 12th grade level,” she’ll tell you. “Rose, you have to talk to company instead of just reading,” the adults in her life will tell her, because if there is a book anywhere nearby, then Rose’s nose is in it.
WHAT ROSE WANTS IN A FAMILY
Rose would like at least one mom. She doesn’t care if her parents are a different race, but wants at least one to “look like me.” She has no preference between two parent and single parent families, but says “It would be hard to be one parent,” and her team agrees. She would enjoy younger siblings. She LOVES cats. NO PET SPIDERS. OR SNAKES. She thinks it would be cool to live on a farm. She considers herself Christian, but doesn’t need her family to be. She likes to “do stuff, a lot!” and would like a family who likes to “do stuff”, too. She wants any family that adopts her to know how important it is that she stay in contact with her younger brother. Most importantly, Rose wants a family. At the end of every day I spend with her, when I explain what we’ll do next time and ask if she has any questions, she always says, “I only have one question and you know what it is —have you found me a family yet?”
And don’t forget to check out Rose’s Reel Hope video, or her Kids Connection segment on KSTP! If you have been sadly owl-fact deficient, Rose’s Kid Connection will bring you right up to speed!
At the end of every day I spend with her, when I explain what we’ll do next time and ask if she has any questions, she always says, “I only have one question and you know what it is —have you found me a family yet?”