Meet Madison

We're excited to highlight some of Madison's story through our In-Depth Profiles, an NWAE project that engages youth to share directly to potential adoptive families. Learn more about In-Depth Profiles™.

Loves: Dressing up
Special talent: Mash-up character art
Love language: Snuggling
Looking for: A permanent family

A very artistic kid, Madison just absolutely loves to sing. She can do a rendition of a famous song like it’s nobody’s business. In fact, in contributing to her own In-Depth Profile, that was the first thing she wanted to share!

Madison truly loves is singing, especially when it's singing "Je Ne Regrette Rien" in French, which in English translates to "I have no regrets."

Singing is hardly the only kind of artistic talent she has. She can draw "magnificently" for hours at a time, and is usually creating storyboards in the style of comics. All of her drawings are done freehand and usually feature her favorite cartoon characters and animals, like Princess Ladybug and characters from My Little Pony. Often, her creations become original mashups between two of her beloved characters!

Mash-up drawing Madison created combining Unikitty and Princess Lady Bug.

One of Madison's favorite things is creating mash up artwork. Shown here is an original creation of UniKitty meets Princess Lady Bug.

Her favorite characters really mean a lot to Madison, and not just when it comes to art. She loves to play with her My Little Pony toys, and her LEGOs of course, but her very favorite character right now is Unikitty. Madison tends to take on the persona of her favorite characters and while the ponies will make an appearance, right now it is all about Unikitty. Madison is very proud of blue unicorn horn and complimentary pink attire – it is her outfit of choice most days! She also loves to listen to music and really enjoys musicals.

Madison loves to be around the house, whether that’s inside or outside. She’s currently in a home with a trampoline, which is a ton of fun for her. On those special occasions, she loves a bigger outing like a camping trip. Madison has also recently started to enjoy playing with other kids, rather than just beside them. She’s been enjoying tag lately! Madison is really loving and affectionate to the people closest to her.

Sophia, who has known Madison for multiple years, wanted to share from her perspective about how amazing Madison is and what she hopes for her future.

When it comes to a fun project in the kitchen, Madison wants to be involved. She’s super helpful and especially enjoys cooking. In fact, Madison likes to set out every ingredient that the recipe calls for, without even being asked! It’s best to have everything all prepared before diving in.

Entering the 11th grade, Madison absolutely loves going to school. Madison is computer savvy and finds this way of learning very helpful. Madison uses apps well, is a champion speller, and receives one-on-one support from a mentor at school.

Madison is able to communicate her needs, wishes, and likes to the people around her via picture communication, sign language, and her own system to represent her feelings. The best way for her to express herself is through the language of color. For example, the color yellow means Madison is happy; the color green means she’s disgusted! (Maybe inspired by the movie Inside Out?)

Clearly an innovative thinker, Madison took it upon herself to write a Christmas list of everything she hoped to receive this year. Sometimes, one piece of paper just isn’t enough, though. To solve this problem, Madison stapled together a bunch of papers and ended up with a 20-30 foot long Christmas list. Dream big! (Should be noted that everything was spelled correctly with no help from an adult!)

An adoptive family who is tuned into Madison’s needs and is able to engage with her in a way that makes her feel supported, heard, and understood will be ideal for Madison. She will do well in most family configurations, especially those that can provide a lot of attention and patience. The best adoptive family for Madison will be a family who can set boundaries, be consistent and patient, and love Madison big time.

If you can see Madison in your family, please reach out to us! We’re excited to find her the adoptive family she deserves.

Beyond the Profile: I noticed a theme between my own experience connecting with Madison, and what I came across with talking to anyone else who knows her. The theme is, this kid is adored! And for so many unique reasons. Her passions come right to the surface, and often strike a humorous chord. From mannerisms, to artistic proclivities, Madison just really makes an impression. Of course, I was utterly struck by her courage and desire to sing one of her favorite songs with the camera rolling! I think these moments give such a insight into Madison's most delightful qualities, and I deeply hope that this all reaches a family who could be there for Madison long term.

- Brandon Adams, Youth Engagement Specialist

Could you see Madison as part of your family?