Rose (16) is a huge goofball. When she gets excited, she is excited, with full-on giggle-shrieks and long, rambling explanations of just what is so awesome, which is usually 1) some manga or fantasy book, 2) raptors, 3) fuzzy animals of any kind, 4) fuzzy blankets of any kind, 5) hot chocolate, 6) video games, and 7) boys from class who are maybe cute kind of but in like a dumb way actually they’re gross.Whatever Rose loves, she loves full bore. If it’s a book, only that book exists until she’s finished reading it, and read all the sequels, and seen any movies, and checked the library for any comic book adaptations. If it’s a raptor (snow owls, specifically), she will have an endless list of facts for you. If it’s an animal, you do not even exist until she’s done snuggling. When this kid is in, she’s all in.

Swimming is Rose’s favorite activity, but she will also dabble in the mud, pet and groom large animals, enjoy the playground, pitch and catch balls and Frisbee. Indoors, Rose wants to be busy. Games, books (SO many books), singing, and arts and crafts are Rose’s primary home and school activities.  Rose would really, really like to be able to try some new things! She doesn’t have a lot of opportunities for extracurriculars, field trips, or special events right now. She also doesn’t have a lot of opportunity to learn household things like cooking, or chores. She’ll tell you straight out: she’s bored. She is absolutely ready to spread her wings and find some new things to squeal excitedly about.

Rose really likes school, and does great in it. She likes to learn, is a good rule-follower, and usually finishes her work well in advance. If she has any complaints about school, it’s that she needs to be more challenged!

What Rose Wants in a Family

Rose’s first priority for a family is that they have a cat. She’d like a mom, though she’d be willing to consider a dad-dad family. She doesn’t have any preferences regarding race, but would like at least one parent to “look like me.” She has a general preference for a Christian family, but they don’t need to be “too religious,” like going to church or praying “all the time.” She’d be okay with siblings, and especially likes babies.

Rose really missed out on being a kid, and would need a family who can give her plenty of opportunities to play and explore. She also really missed out on a lot of the hugging and snuggling younger kids get, and she’d be ecstatic to have a family of huggers.

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?”

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