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Alexandria

Age: 10

“My name is Alexandria. I like to be called by my real name and only ‘Alex’ by people I know really well. I like dogs, but even more I like pandas. I’m doing a report on them in school. I like to ride bikes and scooters and to be active. In the summer I go swimming and I sometimes go to camp. Well, just once I did. I love to do gymnastics. I’m double-jointed all over my body. Someday with a mom I would like to go shopping and cook and just be together. I just really want someone who GETS me, someone who really wants to be with me.”

Alexandria is a perceptive, sensitive, caring young girl of Hispanic and Caucasian heritage. She has a loving heart and likes to do nice things for other people. She loves creative play and makes fast friends with anyone willing to play along. Alexandria may need help keeping friends. Because she has a take-charge personality, her challenge is to share leadership with her friends.

Described as a “girly” girl, Alexandria loves dressing up, having her hair done in a circle bun, painting her fingernails, singing and dancing. Alexandria also loves to color and draw. She enjoys playing board games and games on electronic devices.

Most of all, Alexandria loves having a mother’s one-on-one attention. This imaginative girl can make a game out of anything, and is easily entertained. She loves outdoor activities such as camping, riding on 4-wheelers, watering flowers and watching wildlife.

Given Alexandria’s need for attention and supervision, having younger siblings would not be ideal for her at this time. She doesn’t have a preference about where her family lives, as long as they take good care of her and give her an abundance of appropriate affection and attention. She does need to stay connected with caregivers she has known for a few years and to have their help with a careful transition into a permanentPortrait by Barb from Barb Bergeson Studio Gallery family.

Alexandria is working at grade level. Historically she has done very well in school. She has been to several elementary schools over the last three years, which has made secure friendships difficult. Alexandria’s difficulty communicating her thoughts and feelings often causes additional anxiety. That in turn escalates into acting-out behavior. Helping her overcome language delays could make a significant impact on this child’s success in school and within a family.

The single female parent or stable couple who is fortunate enough to love this child will need a strong and willing support system in place. With grandparents or other safe extended family members or friends, Alexandria will know the fun of spending the weekend with someone who loves her almost as much as her parent(s). This will help everyone form loving, healthy attachments and provide her parent(s) with needed pauses from the demands of giving this child masses of attention, empathy and love.

If your family has the time, energy and skills to devote to Alexandria's emotional, social and developmental progress, her adoption team wants to hear from you. Please call if you have a current completed home study and if you never quit when it comes to a challenge.

To find out more about Alexandria, 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: 30508.

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