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Melina from North Carolina

Hopscotch Adoptions Inc.

  • Age14
  • GenderF
  • LocationNorth Carolina
  • Case #Melina

Sisters Naomi and Melina were born in May 2001 and April 2003, respectively. These healthy, typically developing girls have endured multiple living situations before being placed together in their current orphanage in late 2015. They share a very close emotional bond.

Naomi is an extroverted, sensitive teen who adapts well to new people and environments, enjoys attention and praise, and shows empathy. In her spare time she likes to take walks with friends, listen to music, and watch TV and she loves to cook and garden. Since placement at the orphanage Naomi has shown improvements in her behavior and attitude including better management of emotions, avoidance of conflict, and the ability to accept criticism. She is inconsistent in completing assigned tasks and following the rules and can be easily influenced by others.

Given that Naomi did not learn to read until 6th grade, she has made considerable progress in overcoming her academic gaps. She would clearly benefit from additional structure and support around her education as she struggled to acquire the material in 9th grade due to numerous unexcused absences. In spite of this, at the end of the school year, Naomi won a monetary prize for essay she wrote on how I imagine my life.

Naomi carefully maintains her personal appearance and hygiene, cooks and washes her own clothes, and is skilled at navigating around her city independently.

Younger sister Melina is a respectful and diligent teen who complies with the rules and avoids conflicts. She has a positive attitude towards others and is very trusting, sometimes to a fault. Melina loves to draw and cook, waking up early most mornings of her own accord to make breakfast for the other children.

A bright girl with a well-developed memory and imagination and good organizational skills Melina enjoys school and learning. While she struggled in some subjects in 7th grade she shows initiative and strives to improve her knowledge and performance. Melina keeps her appearance and personal space neat and tidy, has good self-service skills, and willingly assists with chores.

These sisters are closely attached to one another and dream of being adopted. Our in-country representative believes that Naomi and Melina would thrive in a forever home, bringing much love, joy, and vitality to their new family.


Disclaimer: This information has been provided to Hopscotch from various sources such as foreign doctors, orphanage directors, nannies, ministry officials, foundation representatives, attorneys and translators. If you have any questions regarding the information stated in the childrens reports, please consult with your International Adoption specialist. Hopscotch cannot attest to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Information can change over time as children develop or through human error in recording data.

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