Magen has a certain savoir faire about her. Words used to describe her include sweet, patient and intelligent. “Magen has a good sense of humor,” her worker says. “She loves to laugh and be silly.” She uses her keen focus and attention to detail in the classroom. Magen also participates in extracurricular activities such as cheerleading. In addition, Magen enjoys art, particularly drawing. In the past, Magen seemed to enjoy her solitude, but she’s beginning to develop trust as well as relying on others. “Magen reports having made friends at her current placement,” the worker says.
Magen has endured a good deal of trauma, and she receives services to help her process her past. Although she is described as happy, Magen struggles at times and needs support managing and coping with her moods.
Magen would do best with a single-female parent who has knowledge of the impact of trauma on a child’s behavior and development. Magen would do well in a home with or without other children. Her worker believes Magen would flourish in a forever family who likes to laugh and have fun. Since she likes animals, Magen would love to be part of a family who has pets. Her family must be strong advocates for the services that will help Magen function at her best.
Families come to Bethany hoping to adopt a child for many reasons. We work closely with these families to identify their strengths and the child they are most able to parent and we help place children of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds in the safety of a loving home.