Meet Jasmine

Jasmine is excited to share some of her story through our In-Depth Profiles project, which empowers youth to speak directly to potential adoptive families. Learn more about In-Depth Profiles.

Favorite color: Pink
Loves: Animals (especially cats!)
Pro at drawing: Unicorns
Wants: To find her adoptive family

Whether it be the solar system or the human body, Jasmine is constantly striving to understand how the world around her works. She will eagerly tell you all about her latest discoveries whenever she gets the chance! A curious and inquisitive girl, Jasmine is always ready to tear into a new book or to learn exciting, new facts. Considering her love for learning, it was a natural decision for Jasmine to put herself in a teaching role on one of the subjects she knows best - herself! Jasmine was eager to share with potential adoptive families through her In-Depth Profile, which she dreamed up and directed herself!

Jasmine offers a lesson on some the the things she's looking for her future adoptive home.

Jasmine shines in the spotlight and loves to be the center of attention. It's important to Jasmine that people know she is a "cat person", "loves glitter", and "loves pink." If she could visit any place on earth, Jasmine would pick “Spinachland” and her dream house would be “underground with spinach.” However, a pink and black bedroom, hopefully with a pet tarantula, would do just fine in the meantime! Some of Jasmine's favorite things to do are gymnastics, riding horses, drawing, reading, and swimming. She has also started babysitting recently and is really enjoying that. Jasmine sees herself either becoming an artist, singer, police officer, or "a person who provides help to those who can't see."

Sharing her drawings was one of Jasmine's first ideas when brainstorming what to feature on her In-Depth Profile.

Jasmine tries really hard in school and does well with a reward system both at school and at home. Her adoptive family will need to be strong advocates for her educational needs, both in and outside of the classroom. Jasmine’s favorite subjects in school are art and math. She doesn't even have a least favorite class in school though; she says she really likes them all.

Jasmine has a few important people who have been in her life that she will need to stay connected to in a variety of ways, including her siblings. She deserves an adoptive family with the willingness and follow-through to continue to support her existing relationships.

Jasmine also came up with her own "rules" that are important for potential families to know.

Jasmine loves to play with her iPad, especially interactive games that she can enjoy with her friends. Being able to have tablet and phone time on the weekends is a must for Jasmine! She'll take any opportunity to get outside and enjoys spending time in the community, especially if she can be on her bike. She is so ready to receive parental love and attention in her life. Jasmine likes to snuggle, and to know with confidence that she is adored and loved.

Jasmine thrives with a plan for each day and clear, concise expectations. Visual reminders of what her day looks like is a nice way to help her feel ready and prepared. Jasmine does best with positive reinforcement and incentives. Jasmine really thrives on routines, lots of encouragement, and very involved and caring parents.

Jasmine will do well in a home with adoptive parents that can shower her with individual attention and surround her with commitment. She will do best in a family that balances structure and consistency with flexibility and fun. She deserves a family who is adaptable and prioritizes quality time.

Jasmine expresses that she wants her adoptive parents to be kind and respectful to her. She says that she also sees herself with a family that has no other kids, or a family that she can at least be the youngest of. She loves pets, so a family with pets or who is willing to get them, would be great! Jasmine would also like a family that enjoys playing outside for fun.

Beyond the Profile: Jasmine is an endearing and resilient youth. She has been through more in her young life than many youth I have worked with in my career. Jasmine is engaging, funny, and caring. Jasmine was an active participant in her profile, wanting to take charge to ensure her growing up family knows what her expectations are from them. Jasmine will need (and deserves!) a lot of one-on-one attention while she's learning how to navigate the world. A long-term commitment from a family who is willing to work through struggles together would be wonderful. As Jasmine works hard on her healing process, she still needs reassurance and guidance in a loving, healthy environment.

~ Jasmine's Recruiter, Carrie

Could you see Jasmine as part of your family?