Kaylee is a lively teenager with tons of potential. A bright young lady with an observant, perceptive mind, she has excellent language skills and loves engaging in meaningful conversation with adults.
She says it is very important to her that adults speak to her directly and honestly. Outgoing, opinionated, determined and not afraid to stand up for what she believes in, Kaylee has the makings of a future leader. In fact, she has expressed interest in participating in student leadership at her middle school. Shes an eager learner who functions at or above grade level in all subject areas. Her teachers are fond of her.
Kaylee can be a kind and loving girl with adults and with other kids and is especially fond of infants and toddlers. Kaylee enjoys shopping, bowling and roller skating.
She came into foster care most recently in 2009 and is in critical need of a loving, experienced adoptive family. Because Kaylee is not yet legally free, interested families must be licensed for foster care and have an approved adoption homestudy completed.
Kaylee would do best with adoptive parents experienced with, or willing to learn about trauma history so that they could understand a teen who learned to take charge in a chaotic and unpredictable environment. Within a supportive family that builds trust, keeps promises and celebrates responsible decisions, Kaylee could thrive.
She has made great progress in school within a plan that recognizes there may be days when she is emotionally overwhelmed. Kaylee's adoptive family must have an unshakable commitment to her and a strong support network of family, friends and community resources. A disrupted adoption would devastate her ability to attach to or trust future caregivers.
Kaylee has experienced significant loss, so its important that she continue to have contact with her younger brother. It is also in Kaylees best interest to have ongoing contact with her birth mother. Her adoptive a family must be open to participating in a mediated agreement for contact.
Kaylee is available for adoption through the State of Oregon. For information, email the Idaho CareLine (include your city and ZIP code) or call 1-800-926-2588.