Arielle is a quiet and active 13 year old waiting in foster care for a loving, adoptive family.
She loves to play basketball and throw around a football. While on her way to a Birthday Celebration with the Vikings, she bragged to Hayley, her Child-Specific Recruiter, that she was going to beat her in the basketball arcade game. She spent the night shooting hoops trying to beat Hayley and her own personal best score. When she took a break from basketball, she would join other waiting youth to maneuver the claw machine for a fancy prize that they all had their eyes on.
As a teen who loves to spend time at the YMCA playing basketball and lifting weights, Arielle also enjoyed a chance to be one of the Junior All Stars at the WNBA All-Star Game. A highlight of the night was when she got to meet all of the players and get their autographs.
Although Arielle loves to go out and be active, she is more emotionally reserved. She is very sweet and thoughtful, but sometimes it takes a while to get the conversation going. Yet, this quiet attitude does not deter her from dreaming of being a comedian when she grows up—she loves to make people laugh and enjoys playing a good prank.
Along with comedy, Arielle is very interested in science. When given the opportunity, she loves to make slime as well as build lava lamps and storm bottles. She’ll often spend time on YouTube looking for new experiments to learn about how things mix or work together. This curiosity has led her to be a good student in school, with a great relationship with her peers.
Arielle has stated she wants a family who cares about how her day was and asks how she is. She would benefit from a family that enjoys being active, both physically and within their community. Arielle may do best as the only child in the house. Her adoptive family would need to be committed to helping her maintain her relationship with her stepmom and siblings.
Details to Note
The majority of costs to Minnesota clients adopting a child under Minnesota state guardianship are covered by a contract with the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Learn More About Arielle
If you would like to know more about Arielle, please contact Hayley Wiesman at [email protected] or 651-255-2209. Families may have to provide certain documentation to receive full information.
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