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Shakira from Texas

Texas Adoption Exchange

  • Age13
  • GenderF
  • LocationTexas
  • Case #41544

Shakira is a sweet, friendly and affectionate girl. She is playful and enjoys going to the park and swimming. Shakira usually does better playing alone. She enjoys playing with dolls and imaginary friends. Shakira is bonded to her foster family and she likes to play with her foster siblings. Shakira has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is difficult for her to express her feelings and she can become uncooperative and quarrelsome when she becomes upset. Close supervision is needed for Shakira. Shakira is receiving speech, occupational, and physical therapy through the school. Support services are also provided through the school. She currently attends life skills classes. She will benefit from encouragement and prompts to help her follow through with daily tasks such as hygiene.

Shakira will benefit from a family that has significant experience with parenting children with special needs. She needs a nurturing, loving home with parents who will patiently redirect her as needed and also provide a structured and predictable routine.

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