Meet Madelyn and Thiry

Thiry and Madelyn are looking for a forever home where they can be together, have their unique needs met and be connected to their Native American ancestry. While adoption has been approved as a plan, the intent is to find a very skilled and prepared Native/Tribal family as their adoptive resource.

Thiry is a social and happy girl. She has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She lost many baby teeth so her sweet smile shows her anticipation for her adult teeth to appear. Thiry loves puzzles, playdough, and balls. She loves the movie Frozen, Minnie Mouse and Goonies. Thiry likes to play outside, riding bikes or playing with bubbles. She loves to eat chicken tacos, vegetables, hardboiled egg, and cereal.

Thiry loves to make friends and connect with those around her. She needs parents who can offer considerable assistance and guidance around the confusing topics of social interactions, safety and boundaries. Thiry has lots of extra energy and needs direction in helping channel that energy where it needs to go.

Thiry loves school, especially the daily structure of her school day, and benefits from the many additional supports that she qualifies for both in and outside school. In addition, her forever home will require some preventative measures to assist in managing another unique condition.

Thiry loves to help and enjoys chores such as sweeping. She needs additional reminders and consistent structure, but she desires to please those around her. She does not require a lot of discipline, but redirection, reminders and patience are a necessity when parenting Thiry.

Madelyn is a smiley, happy and engaging baby. She is just-turned-one and already a social butterfly. Madelyn wants to be friends with everyone who interacts with her. Madelyn has brown hair and brown eyes. She makes great eye contact and is curious about her environment. Madelyn likes to be held. She likes to dance and bounce. She enjoys cruising around in her walker. Madelyn is saying a few words and babbling.

Madelyn's development is being monitored for a variety of things and she will need to continue to attend appointments as more is learned. In addition, her weight is monitored closely due to her petite stature. Madelyn will need an attentive caregiver that can anticipate her needs as Madelyn does not give traditional cues of her needs. For example, Madelyn will not cry when she is hungry or experiences discomfort. Although she is very laidback by nature, Madelyn needs a caregiver who can set strict feeding schedules, including night feedings. Madelyn is showing signs of healthy attachment with caregivers. Madelyn is exploring new foods, specifically baby food. Her favorites are any fruits.

Thiry and Madelyn have not had the opportunity to live together before but they visit each other weekly. Thiry describes Madelyn as her best friend. These girls need to be able to live together with a family who can juggle their many appointments and supports. They also need a family without any other children, or only much older children at most. Since they are not yet legally free, prospective parents will need a fully completed homestudy ready to send to the girls' worker for review and consideration.

There are a number of prior family relationships that will need to be nurtured and maintained. Thiry and Madelyn are both eligible for enrollment in the Muscogee Creek Nation. They need a Native American/Alaskan Native family that can teach them about their heritage and ensure they are connected to cultural events and traditions. They need a highly capable Tribal family with the ability to adapt and educate themselves as more is learned about these adorable girls' collective needs.

In order to preserve the heritage of these children, families with Native American heritage and/or Tribal connections will be prioritized. Learn more about the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) process and considerations when fostering, adopting or becoming a guardian for Native American or Alaskan Native children here.

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