Great student who stands up for othersElania (9124C)
Elania, who goes by Lanie, is sweet, respectful, and looks out for everyone she loves! If there’s one thing she wants you to know about her, it’s that she’s kind (you won’t get any arguments here!). She puts others before herself and makes sure the people she cares about know it. Lanie likes to show her thoughtfulness for others through little artistic gifts she’s created. And, since she can’t stand bullying, Lanie will stand up for the underdog every time.
Lanie is an exceptional student who loves to learn, and she prides herself on her good grades! She enjoys learning, especially about animals and hopes to one day be a vet. Lanie describes herself as a big cat person, but cats wouldn’t be her first pet choice. No — that honor would go to piranhas! (But, she’d settle for a cat!) She’s very athletic and has played catcher on her softball team and goalie on her soccer team.
Lanie would do well in either a two-parent home or a one-parent home with support so that she always has someone around to give her love and attention. She would do best as the only child, or with other children as long as they’re older and more independent. Lanie will thrive with parents who make an effort to communicate and include her. Love, patience, stability, structure, and routine are all key for Lanie.
Lanie has siblings in Indiana with whom she is very close; maintaining and nurturing their sibling relationship is a must. The ideal family will be experienced in trauma-informed parenting, and able to demonstrate patience as Lanie adjusts to a new environment. Interested families should understand the impact trauma can have on children.