Mirian and Juan

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Just like many young people her age, if given the opportunity, Mirian would spend all of her time with friends at the mall or listening to music. Mirian also enjoys sports like basketball and swimming. She is an expressive person and a fantastic self-advocate. Alongside verbally expressing her wants and needs, she also feels comfort in writing them. It is important to Mirian that she feels she is being heard and understood. Mirian is described as affectionate and really enjoys helping those around her. Because of her ability to bond with younger children, Mirian has voiced that she would like to be part of an adoptive family with younger siblings.

Juan is described as respectful, expressive, and a good communicator. Like many teenage boys his age, he enjoys playing video games in his free time. He also likes to listen to music and be active playing a variety of sports.

Both Juan and Mirian would thrive in a family that is open to supporting their desire to grow and maintain relationships with biological family. Mirian states that is ready to have a family and “a normal life.” She would like a patient and loving family that could devote some one-on-one attention and support her in self-discovery and development. Her brother, Juan, voiced hopes of being matched with a Hispanic family and/or one that is open to honoring and keeping him connected to his heritage and culture, as that is very important to him.

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