July 28, 2013 


“Hi, my name is Melissa, and I’m 16 years old. I’m very independent and loving. I like to go to school and to my job. I love spending time with my family and friends, going outdoors and doing photography. I’m athletic and love sports such as volleyball, track and field, and bowling.

“I'm looking for a family that accepts me for who I am and the mistakes I have made; someone who is supportive and loving, who lets me explore what I need for my future and can be by my side and treat me as they would treat their own children.”

Melissa is an independent, bright and strong young woman who shows strong self-advocacy skills in setting up appointments and services for herself. She has handled many difficult situations in a manner beyond her years. Known as a willing mentor, she is quick to help other kids who are struggling and has been a leader and support to others.

Melissa has an interest in the food industry and has her food handling license from a school class. At home, food selection and preparation allows Melissa to adhere to her vegetarian preference and to control food allergies.

In the past year, Melissa has shown determination as she persevered in school classes. She often walked to school early or stayed after to be tutored when needed. She wants to continue her education after high school and has solid plans for her future.

To find out more about Melissa, email the Idaho CareLine (please include your city AND zip code) or call 1-800-926-2588. In Idaho you can dial 2-1-1. You may be asked to provide this reference number: 30513

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