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Marissa from Texas

Texas Adoption Exchange

  • Age11
  • GenderF
  • LocationTexas
  • Case #80379

Marissa is a talkative and inquisitive youth. She is easy to engage in conversation though efforts have to be made to keep her on target. Marissa struggles in school and requires extra help with her schoolwork in and out of school. It is important to her that she and her sister are together throughout their childhood. Marissa is learning how to regulate her feelings through supportive services. She is learning how to share and to accept rejection on a healthy level. Marissa likes to ride bikes, play sports, and play board games. She needs a lot of attention and affection. She will seek attention through negative actions if not praised for positive actions.

Madisson and Marissa have a close relationship that is complicated in nature. Madisson and Marissa love each other and want to be adopted together. They are protective of each other. Madisson and Marissa enjoy being out together. Most of their issues arise when they are alone or do not have something to keep them busy. The girls enjoy going place together like the movies, zoo, or shopping. They do best when they are not sharing a room and have their own space. Madisson and Marissa have a different set of friends which helps with their sibling competitiveness, but at times causes envy. These girls love each other and it is important that they be adopted together. Visit us at the Heart Gallery of Central Texas.

The best family for Marissa will be an advocate for her with the school to ensure that her educational needs are met. They will be patient with her emotional needs and help support her through her healing. Marissa will do well with a two parent family or a single parent family. She will need at least one female caregiver in the home. Marissa will do best with her own bedroom or a room that has designated space for her things only. She is loving and will seek affection from caregivers. A nurturing family is best.

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