Meet Laci

Laci 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™.

Truly loves: Baking
Future plans: To study bugs
Special talent: Painting
Hoping to find: An adoptive family

Kind and creative, Laci is an awesome kid who is passionate about finding her future adoptive family. When discussing her future, Laci often expresses that she really wants the chance to prove herself and be loved by a family for who she is. It’s clear her priorities are simple. Laci says she “just wants to be cared for.”

Currently in the 10th grade, Laci enjoys her English and Decision Making classes the most. She likes all animals and creatures big and small, especially bugs, so naturally she’s interested in a career that has to do with animal science and all forms of life.

Laci talks about her love for bugs!

Actually, when it comes to future careers, Laci has a long list of potential paths to take. Besides being an Entomologist, she’s interested in women’s health and may want to pursue a career as a doctor. To speak to her caring nature, being a babysitter is also something she’s excited to explore as a potential future career. As far as her hobbies, Laci has a huge love of arts and crafts. She’s got a talent for painting, coloring, and sculpting, among other art forms. She also likes to listen to all kinds of music and she loves to bake! For her In-Depth Profile she wanted to show off her baking skills by baking a delicious chocolate chip cake!

Laci shows off her baking skills by making a delicious chocolate chip cake!

Her caseworker says she appreciates so much about Laci, including her determination to continually better herself. Her caseworker explains that “Laci has had many challenges and continues to try her hardest to push forward.” She adds that Laci is a smart, curious and quirky teenager with lots of love to give.

Laci smiling next to three bugs that are her favorite: the banded alder beetle, the spiny orb weaver, and a moth.

While Laci isn’t opposed to having siblings, especially younger kids, she's expressed that she doesn't want to end up being "used for stuff" like cleaning and child care. Laci deserves a family that will encourage her to be her own kid and person. Her team is eage
r to hear from families excited to learn more about Laci and what she’s looking for in an adoptive family.

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Beyond the Profile

Getting to know Laci was such an amazing experience, and not just because she makes amazing cakes! From our first Zoom call Laci was funny, polite and really excited about getting to show potential adoptive families who she really is. As we dove into creating her profile pieces, she really took the lead, coming up with great ideas, directing the camera shots and getting creative. She even wanted to contribute to the written part of her profile and did a great job! Through it all Laci was engaging, sincere, open and a joy to be around. We had so much fun baking together and painting together. Laci is such a special kid, so full of life, I can't wait for her to find the adoptive family she deserves.

Ginger Seslar - NWAE Youth Engagement Specialist