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Delanie (RK#40173) was born in the second half of February 2002 which means she will age out of the possibility to be adopted to the US in less than 4 months.
We need a home study ready or nearly ready family for this healthy child whose development is on target and whose mental health is stable.
This young lady is a vibrant, decisive, and communicative teen who has good self-esteem. She has friends, but is selective about those closest to her. Delanie does not cause or engage in conflicts and is rather a peacemaker among her peers. She readily engages with trusted adults and seeks help as necessary. Her personal freedom and her rights as a person are important to Delanie and she has a keen sense of justice. She is a vegetarian.
She is a motivated student in 9th grade at a vocational high school where she studies with an emphasis on fashion design.
She is not happy with mediocrity, even in the subjects that are challenging for her. She understands the importance of education and is aiming to establish a solid academic foundation for herself.
Delanie shows logical and reflective thinking and can focus well. She has studied English for five years and is doing excellently in this subject.
Delanie enjoys meaningful conversations and discussions about subjects that are important to her. She likes to read and has been identified as gifted and talented in art through a national scholarship competition. She attends additional classes to further her skills in this area. Delanie has many dreams and goals for herself and is driven to achieve them. She believes her life has a purpose and meaning. Delanie has very positive views of adoption and is looking forward to being in a family with siblings and/or pets.
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