Meet Chyann

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

Loves: Animals
Favorite room in the house: The kitchen
Always up for: Making art
Wants: To find the family she belongs with

You'll usually be able to find Chyann reading an adventure book, working on her latest art project, or snuggling up with an animal pal. All of these help clear Chyann's head after spending the day at school, and bring her a lot of comfort and joy. As a teenager, Chyann spends a lot of time thinking about what the next few years have in store for her. For her In-Depth Profile, Chyann wanted to find a way to show off a bunch of her interests and telents and came up with this magazine spread!

One of Chyann's top priorities for herself is to find a permanent family. In her own words, Chyann is looking for nice, loving parents and really hopes to be a part of a family that's LGBTQ+. It's important to know that Chyann greatly values kindness and being open minded! She's been known to show her love and gratitude by doing favors for others and being super helpful. For the really special people in her life, she'll make them their favorite baked goods or feature them in her latest drawing or painting. In turn, she appreciates being reminded about how awesome she is! Positive feedback is great for Chyann. These pages of her magazine illustrate her love for baking:

Chyann loves to spend time with animals and does a great job when it comes to caring for them. She's made it clear that she would like her future home to include pets! She's got a lot of experience, having previously lived with cats, dogs, chickens, and goats. Another passion of Chyann's is art! Chyann is an incredible artist with a seriously creative mind and would appreciate being able to have her own room and space to reflect and create. These magazine pages show just how into art and animals she is:

Having recently started her Junior year in high school, Chyann doesn't love school but she does her best! In fact, she's super proud of making the honor roll last year. School is most fun for Chyann when she can immerse herself in one of her favorite classes, like ornamental design or plant science. She currently takes the bus to school, but really values the independence that would come with getting her license. She's not ready to sign up for drivers ed quite yet, but definitely has an interest in learning to drive at some point!

One thing there's no doubt about is that Chyann is really looking forward to graduating high school. Right now, she's considering going into baking or babysitting as her future job. Chyann is very much still exploring her options though, so having a supportive adoptive family to cheer her on could be really helpful in these future decisions!

Chyann's social worker would like to hear from families who are open, loving, and excited to parent an awesome kid like Chyann. It's worth one more mention that pets in the home are very much encouraged! Chyann knows she belongs somewhere, and we do too. We're excited to find her the loving, supportive home she deserves.

Beyond the Profile:

“Chyann is an insightful and brave individual. She is easygoing but will also speak up for herself. She has a fun, subtle sense of humor and likes to tease. She enjoys beating me at card games (UNO especially!).

Chyann likes to try new things such as swimming, bike riding, and horseback riding. I have seen her exhibit her bravery on a horseback ride on the beach when a runaway, rider-less horse galloped right up to her horse - she remained calm and kept her horse calm too.

Besides reading and creating with art, Chyann also writes stories. In addition, her love and care for animals has been evident with cats, dogs, horses, goats, and chickens, I can see her kindness shine as she interacts with these animals.

I always enjoy spending time talking and joking with Chyann.”

- Chyann’s CASA, Sheri (December 2017-present)