Meet Rachelle

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

Passionate about: Dogs
Always down for: A puzzle or board game
Future career: German Shepherd breeder
Looking for: A permanent home

“Kind” is just one of the many words that come up when discussing who Rachelle is . The adults in her life appreciate how engaging she is and her caseworker praises her “big heart.” All that sweetness really shines through in the presence of animals. Rachelle loves animals of all kinds and enjoys playing with and taking care of them.

Currently in the 9t
h grade, Rachelle’s favorite subject is math, which may explain why she enjoys puzzles so much as well. A problem-solver through and through! She’s a very smart kid who, especially when focused, is an awesome helper and a motivated student. In the future, she may want to be a German Shepherd breeder.

As mentioned above, Rachelle enjoys doing jigsaw puzzles. She’s also a sorter and arranger, always looking for the best way to stay organized. When she’s not creatively strategizing indoors, Rachelle really likes spending time in nature.

Rachelle shares about her beloved bear, Chocolati.

When asked what she hopes to find in a future home, Rachelle is very focused on animals. She loves dogs and cats and is eager to have that deep companionship. If a family does not have a dog yet, Rachelle really hopes to find a family who’s excited to adopt a dog together. Rachelle has a bit of trepidation
about being adopted, but also feels good about it and ultimately really wants to be a part of a family .

Her team is eager to hear from families who love pets and can provide a loving, permanent place for Rachelle to call home. While she’s eager to be adopted, families who can meet Rachelle where she’s at and work alongside her as she adjusts, learns, and grows into a new family will be the best fit.

If you can see Rachelle in your family, please reach out to us. We’re excited to find her the adoptive family she deserves.

Beyond the Profile: Getting to know Rachelle while we collaborated on her In-Depth Profile was such a great experience. She was a joy to be around, upbeat, intelligent, interesting and up for just about anything. I really appreciated her love for the outdoors and for animals, and we had so much fun exploring the woods together, looking for frogs and trying to I.D. paw and hoof prints in the mud. Rachelle has a way of making you feel right at home when you’re with her and loves to share stories, tell jokes, and play games. Getting to talk to some of her caregivers, I wasn’t surprised to learn that they all adore her, and the other kids she lives with sung her praises too. Rachelle has such a big heart, is so warm, and so genuine, I’m thankful for the time I got to spend with her and I can’t wait for her to find the loving adoptive family she so deserves.

~ Ginger Seslar, Youth Engagement Specialist

Could you see Rachelle as part of your family?