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Ashley, Brett, Kiara

Published On: Sep 23 2011 12:23:05 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 22 2011 05:18:05 AM CDT

These three siblings are waiting to be adopted together

PORTLAND, Oregon -

Siblings Ashley, Brett, and Kiara long for a family of their own who will love them unconditionally. Ashley loves to help out with household chores or activities; it helps her to feel more grown up. Socially young for her years, Ashley does best with older kids and adults. She's loves music and is a big fan of Justin Beiber.

Brett is a bright, good-natured, eager boy who wants very much to please the people around him. His active sense of curiosity, however, can lead him into mischief as he pursues his desire to explore and find out how things work. He loves playing outdoors; other favorite pastimes are coloring, playing X-box games, and watching movies.

Kiara is a happy, easy-going, flexible little girl who tends to go with the flow. She seems to readily accept whatever good things come her way without demanding a whole lot more. She loves coloring, going to school, playing with friends, and pretending to be a mommy to her various dolls and stuffed animals.

Ashley, Brett and Kiara's caseworker wants to hear from experienced, two-parent families who have a good grounding in behavioral tools and strategies, and who have the time, energy, and willingness to give each child a huge dose of individual attention daily to help them feel secure and grounded. It will be important, too, for Ashley Brett, and Kiara to have an at-home parent.

They would benefit greatly from having adoptive folks whose experiences with children have taught them how to look beyond a child's current behavior to envision the potential that is there although, as yet, undiscovered. Because they are not yet legally free, interested families should be licensed for foster care and have an approved adoption homestudy. Being open to having some contact with birth family members will be an important consideration.

All three are making up for years of neglect and become anxious when they don't get enough one-on-one time every day. They need parents who can mentally separate their behaviors from their intentions and demonstrate unconditional love and affection for each child regardless of behavior. Before they can start to trust and learn more constructive behavior, the children need to feel secure that their adoptive parents love and accept them no matter how challenging they are.

Ashley, Brett & Kiara are available for adoption through the State of Oregon. For contact information, email the Idaho CareLine or call 1-800-926-2588.

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