Friday, January 13, 2012

Waiting Child Onika

Onika is a beautiful 7 year old girl waiting right here in the USA for a family!! She is waiting in the State of Idaho but families from any state may inquire to adopt her!

She is aescribed as a "social butterfly," Onika is a smart girl who loves showing off her abilities at school. She can be very sweet and likes to please others. Onika enjoys coloring, drawing, riding her bike and puzzles. Her favorite doll is Raggedy Ann.

Onika's adoption team is searching for a couple or single parent that can provide the structure and routine in which she thrives. Because she loves to engage in conversation with adults anytime and anywhere, she will need parents who will encourage her social skills within safe boundaries.

Onika also needs a family environment where she can be the sole focus for a while. An emotionally secure couple or single individual with no pets would be ideal, especially if at least one parent has had some experience working with children who have experienced substantial abuse and neglect at an early age.

Onika's team wants to consider families where she can be the only child. It will be important that her parent(s) are realistic about the emotional and behavioral challenges ahead. She needs a stable parent or parents who have the understanding, commitment, humor and creativity to withstand day-to-day difficulties. Her family will need a strong support network, which should include adults who can provide occasional respite. This will prevent burnout for her parent(s). Good emotional support will be so important to ensuring Onika is able to thrive. So too will be the ability to follow through with professional appointments and discipline strategies. With access to excellent support services, her parent(s) can maintain commitment as they help her make sense of her past, present and future. With these resources in place, this "social butterfly" can take wing and soar!

Please if you would like to know more on this beautiful girl go HERE

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