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Sydney from European Union

Sydney

Sydney

from European Union


Siblings Slate and Sydney were born in December 2005 and June 2007 respectively. Both are healthy and reportedly typically developing though Sydney has been evaluated for an attachment disorder. No diagnosis appears to have been set for her; counseling was recommended although we do not know whether Sydney does or has received such. Inquisitive Slate easily communicates with peers and adults. He values other people’s opinions and respects personal property and space. He has a playful and compassionate side but is also a skillful manipulator and liar who lacks responsibility. Slate has the potential to be an excellent student and leader among his peers, but he is not motivated and consequently his academic effort is low. Slate has a circle of friends and likes dynamic games, such as soccer, as well as listening to music and riding his bike. Sociable Sydney speaks freely with everyone regardless of age and position. While she can be helpful and happy at times, Sydney more often creates conflicts and seeks confrontation. She is volatile in her emotions, actions and desires and shows aggressive and obsessive behaviors. Sydney is insecure, reluctant to make decisions for herself, and easily defeated in the face of challenges. She has completed seventh grade and passed the middle school exit exams with low scores due to wide academic gaps. Her conduct at school is chaotic and rude. Sydney participates in joint games as well as various activities offered at the group home. She has a circle of friends. At this time, we do not know when and why these siblings came into state care. Both are willing to be adopted and would be best suited to a home with no children younger than them and experienced parents who can address potential developmental trauma, possible histories of abuse and neglect, as well as needs for academic intervention.
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