Meet Arabella! She is a young teen who describes herself as helpful, curious, and outgoing. She loves to talk and is very social. She reaches out to her team by phone, likes to have facetime chats to touch base, is very involved in her case and glows when she gets positive attention. This girl is a serious animal lover. She loves dogs and grew up with them. She loves all kinds of animals and reptiles. One day she hopes to work with animals or possibly become a flight paramedic when she is older, though she is worried about her fear of heights getting in the way of that. Arabella has a guitar, and she loves playing it. She hasn’t had any lessons and she would really love to learn how to play. She loves music. Her favorite kinds of music are country, gospel, and some hip hop. She writes her own songs and sings all the time. Her favorite artist is Carrie Underwood. She stated, “My favorite thing about her is she says she’s going to do something and then she does it, like donating to St. Jude and she loves animals too. She can wear anything!”
Arabella loves art, specifically coloring and sketching, but she loves being creative in a lot of ways. When asked what her favorite food is she said, “Salads! I know that sounds weird coming from a kid, but I like all kinds of salads!” Her favorite color is purple and she wants to dye her hair “purple, blue, black, and white”. She is a good student and said, “I love all my classes! I love to learn. You can never stop learning.” She loves to read and loves audiobooks as well. When asked what else she is interested in she talked about taking pictures. She said, “I probably won’t be able to live without a camera when I’m older”. When asked if she could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why, she said without a pause, “Africa! Because I can see so many animals. They have a lion and hyena sanctuary and I want to go there and see the hyenas. You know, hyenas aren’t the bad guys in real life”.
She identifies as a Christian and likes going to church on Sundays and would like to continue that. She doesn’t have a denomination preference and is open to lots of different kinds of churches. Arabella has a brother, an aunt, and a set of grandparents she wants to be sure she can keep in touch with. She would like her adoptive family to help her stay in touch with them.
Arabella is looking for a family “that will love me”. She would love to have siblings but would be happy without them. She would love her family to have animals, any kind of animal or reptile, or would allow her to have a pet. She is open to every kind of family.