Meet Maya

Maya 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.

Find her: Cooking up something new
When not cooking: Dancing, singing, and painting
Believes in: Doing kind things for others
Really wants: To be adopted

Passionate and artistic, Maya has a love for all things creative. By dedicating herself to baking, music, singing, and dance, Maya is continually learning about herself and her creative mindset. Maya is an exceptionally kind person who is well-liked by everyone. She is also a bright and avid reader who enjoys being in school.


Maya has so much to share about herself, and decided that making a cooking video to share with potential adoptive families would be a great place to start!


Maya’s love of arts and crafts encompasses all types of creativity, from painting, to cooking to music. She plays the flute and likes to hone in on her natural musical talent by practicing often. Maya is always listening to music, of course, but even more so, she loves dancing to it. She’s been known to bust out a move or two during all parts of a day! Though she’s currently in middle school, Maya has dreams of joining the dance team once she gets to high school. Maya likes to sing, as well. Her positive energy is often displayed through her appreciation of music. An adoptive family who loves and supports all kinds of creative endeavors would be a great fit for Maya.

Currently in the 8th grade, Maya really enjoys being in school, too. She’s a great student whose passions perfectly align with her favorite subjects in school. English and choir are what Maya most looks forward to; considering her love of reading and music, it’s no wonder why. At school, Maya also got to write a play for her class to perform, which was an incredible project for her! Maya is also an active kid who is interested in joining several team sports in the future, especially basketball or volleyball.


As you can see, Maya enjoyed using photos to show a few more things she likes to do.


Maya truly adores all animals. She’s described one pet as the love of her life. She finds comfort and joy in being around all living creatures, especially if they’re cuddly. Maya would love to be able to adopt a cat or a dog in the near future! Without a doubt, a dog to accompany Maya on her routine walks and hikes would be a great addition to her life. Whether it’s during a walk or while baking, Maya always enjoys having deep conversations. An adoptive family who values sharing activities and talking about any and everything while they do so will be able to provide Maya with the routine and comfort she is familiar with.

Reading is a really important aspect of Maya’s life as well. She is a very avid reader who loves to discover new books, new authors, and new genres. Reading provides Maya with a way to relax and spend time with herself.

Maya would really like to be adopted. We are interested in hearing from single moms and couples who have experience and positive parenting skills that will help them connect with Maya. Having family support and being involved in community resources will be important. Adoptive families who share Maya’s enthusiasm for music and artistic expression could be a wonderful fit. Maya will do best as the youngest or only child in the home. If you are a family who would welcome the opportunity to grow and learn with Maya, as she becomes a valued and beloved member of your family, please contact us soon.


Maya and Brandon (NWAE staff) go behind the scenes of this In-Depth Profile - and Maya shares even more that she wants potential families to know about her.

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