Meet Audrianna

Audrianna is excited to share some of her story through our In-Depth Profiles, a NWAE project that empowers youth to speak directly to potential adoptive families. Learn more about In-Depth Profiles™.

Loves: Dancing
Always up for: Getting outside
Known for: A hilarious sense of humor
Looking for: An adoptive family

Active, happy, and energetic, Audrianna is a burst of light, bringing lots of life and brightness to a room. Because of her energetic personality, it’s probably no surprise that Audrianna really enjoys playing outdoors! The more she can get outside and enjoy invigorating fresh air, the better! When indoors, Audrianna is likely listening to music, which she loves to dance and sing along with. Audrianna is also a creative type and really enjoys drawing or getting lost in a great book. There are so many fun facts about Audrianna, she decided to share some of them in her In-Depth Profile here.

Audrianna demonstrates three (of many) fun facts about herself.

Audrianna just finished 6th grade, and is enjoying the summer going to camps and playing outside. Audrianna is doing well in school and really enjoyed participating in track this past year. Her favorite subject is reading, of course, and she works best in small groups with lots of support and structure. Audrianna is a super smart kid and will thrive with the support and encouragement of an adoptive family, in and outside of the classroom.

Five selfies of Audrianna wearing necklaces and a pink hat. She is smiling, making a silly face, and sticking her tongue out.

Audrianna was excited to get outside to create some of her In-Depth Profile, and suggested a game of Hide-and-Seek with NWAE staff. Here she explains the game and shows off her "seeking skills".

Audrianna and NWAE staff play a game of Hide-and-Seek.

The two most important qualities to Audrianna are fairness and the well-being of herself and her loved ones. Audrianna is best supported when her caregivers are fair, supportive, and positive in their guidance. Audrianna is really big on rules and consistent routines, and would do really well in an adoptive family who is the same. Here, her YMCA case worker, Anissa, shares about all of the things she loves about Audriana.

Audrianna's YMCA case manager, Anissa, shares about her experience working with Audrianna.

Audrianna has biological siblings in her life that are important to her. Her future adoptive family should support and encourage those bonds.

The ideal family for Audrianna is one in which she could be the youngest of much older siblings, or the only child. Audrianna deserves an adoptive family who will prioritize and listen to her while supporting her and making her feel very loved.

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

Beyond the Profile: I had the opportunity to get to know Audrianna over several months. When we first met, I was really impressed with how polite and well-spoken she was. She opened right up, confident and inquisitive about the In-Depth Profile process. She was easy to talk to, humorous, and had a ton of great ideas for her profile. As I spent more time with her, and she got to know me better, her silly side started to come out more, and man is she hilarious! At a birthday lunch that was thrown for her by the adults in her life, she impressed me again with how easily she kept the conversation flowing with a group of people three times her age. She is a true "tween" at heart, and loves talking about her friends at school, her track competitions, make-up and fashion, and her favorite music artists. When the ideas we had planned for her profile fell through, she totally rolled with it and we ended up spending the day at the park together instead, where she came up with new ideas on the spot. We were having so much fun hanging out, playing, people watching and chatting it up that we almost forgot to roll the cameras! But in the end, she created these two really fun videos and loved seeing them edited into the final product. Audrianna is a truly remarkable, unique young lady that has so much joy and love to share. I can't wait to see her find the perfect adoptive family she can laugh and grow with.

-Ginger Seslar, Youth Engagement Specialist