Malina clearly has an impact on those around her. The words used to describe this cool kid are big, positive, meaningful. Malina is bright. She’s proud and strong. She’s intelligent, aware, open. Malina is honest and a fantastic self-advocate. With her cheeky sense of humor (a “really, really good sense of humor,” says her social worker) and radiant smile, Malina is quick to make friends and to strike up a conversation with those around her. People like Malina, and in turn, Malina seems to really like people.
Like many kids her age, one of Malina’s favorite things to do is chill out and catch up on her favorite reality TV show. She also has a deep interest in all things beauty. Malina is super into experimenting with her hair color and loves to mix it up, finding her perfect shade for the season. Getting her nails done and playing around with makeup are also a couple of Malina’s favorite indulgences. Malina really appreciates a relaxed night in, especially if that includes spending time with her friends.
Recently, Malina has been passionate about her education and anything that helps her to be successful in school. She has been really open about achieving her goals, and she has many, including a future career of helping others as a medical professional. In 9th grade, Malina is determined to do well in school and set herself up for success in the future. She’s a great self-advocate, which is really beneficial inside and outside of school.
Malina has an important relationship with her biological brother and would appreciate an adoptive family who will support and encourage that bond.
An adoptive family who is communicative and supportive is the most important thing to Malina. As she continues to learn and grow into her teenage years, having an adoptive family who can be there for her is essential. Malina would do well in an adoptive family with a strong maternal presence. Older or younger siblings would be great, but Malina would also do well as an only child. Malina is polite, honest, and as she continues to navigate the obstacles of being a teen, would benefit greatly from having an adoptive family to support her and cheer her on.
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