Sunday’s child: Dezziray

Provided by Northwest Adoption Exchange
Provided by Northwest Adoption Exchange

Dezziray, 12

Dezziray is a sweet, loving and wonderfully compassionate girl with beautiful brilliant blue eyes and an amazing smile. “Dezzi,” as she prefers to be called, yearns for a family that includes a mom (and maybe a dad) — a family who is active and likes to spend time together doing fun things.

Dezzi views herself as shy but gets along easily with others. She is incredibly artistic and loves being creative. She is very talented and often colors beautiful pictures, which she unselfishly offers as sweet gestures. She sees herself as more of a “city” girl and loves to ride her bike, but she will indulge in rural settings if it means she gets to go camping. She wants to play and be active, doing things like roller skating and ice skating. She loves water parks and gardening. Dezzi doesn’t like things “too girly” and doesn’t like being bored. A couple of her favorite things to eat are French dip sandwiches and a snack called "Takis". She doesn't like chicken or turkey, but she loves egg burritos!!

Dezzi admits she doesn’t care for school, but she still tries to do her best. She receives educational support and is proud when she has a “good” day. Dezzi will need a parent to advocate for her success in school, working collaboratively with her teachers and school support staff, and finding creative ways to inspire her and make learning fun. Dezzi has the potential to achieve greater success in school with the right environment and supports.

Dezzi is participating in therapeutic supports to help her process past trauma and will benefit from a family who will also support her participation. She absolutely has the potential to be a wonderful addition to the right, nurturing, big-hearted and very understanding family.

There are important members of Dezzi's birth family who she has continued to stay in contact with despite her time in care. One sibling in particular represents a strong connection, and it will be essential to Dezzi's health and harmony that she be able to continue to maintain their relationship in safe and appropriate ways. This may mean that she will need to stay in close proximity to the Northwest so that she has access to visiting. Staying connected and present with these members of her family will be essential for Dezzi to prevent any additional loss in her future. Because Dezziray is not yet legally free to be adopted, inquiring parents will need to have a homestudy completed and ready to be sent to her State worker for review and consideration.

Dezzi wants a mom to love her and give her hugs; a mom she can talk to, and who is really nice. She likes the idea of being an only child with a single mom, but a dad for Dezzi would have an amazing impact in her life. He would need to be patient, kind and follow Dezzi’s lead. She loves lots of animals and would love to have a dog. Dezzi loves cleaning projects and being helpful but admits that her room can be messy.

Dezzi needs a family that is active, one that goes places and does fun things. Dezzi is a child who wants to be part of a family and who needs people in her life that are consistent and non-judgmental. A family who is willing to stay the course when days get rough will be able to help Dezzi establish meaningful and trusting relationships. This young girl deserves the opportunity to be a part of a family that will love her unconditionally.

Dezziray is available for adoption through the State of Oregon. For information, email the Idaho CareLine (please include your city AND zip code) or call 1-800-926-2588.