Thrives on positive reinforcementCarla (9342)
Carla is an active young lady with a ton of hobbies – puzzles, hobbies, art, music…you name it! She likes all sorts of things and is always happiest when she gets to feel like she’s accomplishing something. She’s a great artist and has a real creative side, she likes to try out different mediums as long as she gets to create something new! Carla’s been participating in ROTC and she enjoys the camaraderie she has with her fellow cadets and feeling like she’s part of something bigger than herself! She thinks she may want to go into the Marines when she’s older, and ROTC is giving her a lot of exposure to the discipline and structure that requires!
Carla would do best in a two-parent home without other children; if there are children they need to be older by a few years so she gets plenty of attention and support. She will thrive in a home with consistent boundaries and expectations that don’t change day to day. She hopes for a family that likes to do activities together, especially if that involves going out of the neighborhood and learning about different cultures.
Like many teenagers, Carla appreciates honest conversations with adults, and prefers that adults involve her in decisions about her future. She responds well to positive reinforcement and positive attention, and appreciates when the adults in her life take notice of her efforts to demonstrate her maturity. Her adoptive family should be prepared to advocate for Carla in all areas of life, and to help prepare her for young adulthood. Interested families should understand the impact trauma can have on children.