Meet Vashanti

Vashanti 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 to: be hilarious
Is all about: creating an original dance routine
Find her: getting her homework done early
Wants: a respectful & caring adoptive family

Vashanti dialed in on a video call to share five things (count em!) that show what she's all about, and what she wants in an adoptive family.



Vashanti is bright, funny, and caring. With her great sense of humor, she has lots of fun joking around and describes herself as “hilarious!” A natural athlete who loves the water, Vashanti is an excellent swimmer, and she brings lots of enthusiasm, too, when playing baseball, basketball, and soccer. She has also recently expressed an interest in learning karate.

Her passion, though, is dancing and performing with dance groups; she’s studying both tap and African dance.

Like any well-rounded performer, Vashanti would like to join a choir as well. With an eye to the future, Vashanti says she looks forward to being a cheerleader once she’s in high school! It’s important to her to help others, and in school and in her placement, Vashanti volunteers to help younger children with their reading. Vashanti also enjoys going to church and would like a family that could attend with her, or be supportive of her beliefs and participation.


Vashanti has made great progress in her ability to build and maintain relationships. She is enthusiastic about being social and enjoys people.

Currently in the 7th grade, Vashanti appreciates having teachers and mentors to help her with her studies. She continues to work on boosting her self-confidence as a student. Some goals for Vashanti include increasing her confidence in her skills and to become more independent in completing her assignments.

Vashanti will thrive in an adoptive family where parents are readily and consistently available to give her the time and attention she needs as she continues to grow and develop.

Vashanti’s social worker is looking forward to hearing from experienced single-parent and two-mom families who will bring positive parenting skills and behavioral tools and strategies to parenting and encouraging Vashanti. A family who will value and nurture her strengths and talents, and help her to realize her full potential could be wonderful fit. Vashanti will do best as the only child in the home, but she could also be the youngest of much older siblings. If you feel your family could be right for this self-described hilarious girl, please let us know soon!

Vashanti's adoption recruiter, Micaela, shares about the some outstanding qualities she's come to know and love about Vashanti.

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