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Sunday’s Child: Corie is a shy but loving jokester

Corie
Corie

Corie is a beautiful 12-year-old girl with eyes that shine. Though she can sometimes be shy and introverted when meeting new people, once she is comfortable you will quickly see that she is intelligent, inquisitive and has a quirky sense of humor. A girl who can easily entertain herself, Corie loves arts and craft projects and has painted several ceramic pieces that she is proud of and loves to show off. Other activities that she enjoys doing include riding her bicycle, reading, swimming and anything Pokemon.

Corie loves to play practical jokes on people. If you are on the receiving end of one of her jokes or tricks, it likely means that Corie trusts you and feels safe enough to let her guard down and just be herself. Another important passion of Corie’s is animals, big or small, and she is like an encyclopedia of fun facts about them. Corie would love to someday have animals and the guidance of a patient parent to help her learn to safely care for them on her own.

Corie knows exactly the type of an adoptive family she would like to have and describes the perfect adoptive parent for her as a single, African-American mom, possibly with a sibling around her same age. Corie would love for her adoptive family to be open to, and supportive of, her ongoing relationship with some of her biological family members. These relatives are cherished connections for Corie and are positive reminders of where she came from, which is so important to children as they move forward with becoming part of a new family. An adoptive mom who has, or is willing to gain, crucial knowledge about childhood trauma, grief, and loss will go far in helping Corie to continue to process through her past hurts and move into adolescence as a strong, healthy and secure young woman.

For more information on Corie or adoption in Idaho, visit http://idaho wednesdayschild.org or contact Shawn White at swhite52@ewu .edu or at 208-488-8989 if you have specific questions.

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