Every year over 23,000 kids age out of U.S. foster care. Please take a moment to get to know a few of the kids that need to match with families before it’s too late.
Thelma is a very social teen who will turn 18 this summer. She loves to meet new people—her dry and sarcastic sense of humor can make anyone laugh! Nights of hanging out with friends, talking and watching movies are her favorite.
Thelma is preparing for life after she ages out. She is actively learning new life skills and considering what she wants to do as an adult. She would like to go to college and is actively exploring different career paths. She continues to volunteer at a nursing home: spending time with the residents and playing the card game Uno with them. She has really enjoyed volunteering at the nursing home and is considering a career as a nurse, possibly even working with the elderly population.
Thelma needs a non-traditional family that will provide her comfort, love and permanency outside of the form of family many picture. She really needs an advocate, mentor, or permanency connection that is ready to visit with her where she lives, maintain an ongoing relationship with her, and invite her into their lives. Her adoptive family would need to remain committed to her throughout her life, and assure her that they are available for her and supporting her as she grows and matures. She would thrive with a family who can provide her a sense of belonging and security.
She is open to considering all family dynamics though would do best with a single mom or two moms. She is in contact with some relatives and would like to maintain these relationships. Thelma LOVES little kids. She would thrive as the oldest child in a family and would do very well with younger siblings.
Details to Note
The majority of costs to Minnesota clients adopting youth under Minnesota state guardianship are covered by a contract with the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Learn More About This Teen
If you would like to know more about Thelma, please contact Stephanie Coleman (firstname.lastname@example.org; 651.255.2233). Families may have to provide certain documentation to receive full information.