Ashly from Texas

Texas Adoption Exchange

  • Age17
  • GenderF
  • LocationTexas
  • Case #80529

Ashly is a bold, sweet, and reserved child. She is social upon knowing and becoming comfortable with a person. Ashly describes herself as funny. She enjoys coloring, putting puzzles together, and watching TV. Ashly is diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome. She follows a recommended diet and is encouraged to participate in physical activities for her health. Ashly admits to working on managing her behaviors, as she can be challenging or strong-willed and has a tendency to become easily irritable. She requires directions to comply with rules and continues to work on ways to get ready for the school day. Ashly takes pleasure being pampered at a spa day with a manicure and a pedicure session.

Ashly and Salomon interact well with each other and enjoy playing cards or visiting parks together. They each have their own individual interests, but also enjoy activities with each other. In school, Ashly and Salomon utilize resources and assistance to help them with their educational needs. Salomon enjoys drawing and playing outdoors. He considers himself as creative and helpful. Ashly likes arts and crafts or watching funny movies. She likes being pampered and has a great time when taken to the spa. Ashly and Salomon have older siblings who are not part of this adoption. Both of them want to maintain contact with them and other relatives. Ashly and Salomon desire a family who will adopt them together.

Ashly will do well in a family who is able to provide frequent one-on-one supervision. She needs a compassionate, yet firm, family to redirect her and guide her to appropriately express and release her emotions. It is important that Ashly's family advocate for her needs at school by maintaining regular meetings with educators. She needs positive encouragement for following school days and her family will need to be patient with her. Her family might need to use alternative techniques to motivate her to complete certain tasks. Ashly's forever family needs to be consistent and appropriate in their disciplinary measures. The family will need to be willing to learn more about her diagnosis and work with her to progress. Ashly will require supportive services to address issues from her past.

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