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Beautiful Mae is a fashion-forward, puppy-dog-loving princess looking for a family to welcome her into their lives. Mae is the second youngest child of 12 biological siblings. Unfortunately, Mae’s mother lacked the resources needed to provide her children with a stable, safe, and loving home, so Mae was placed into the protection system when she was 11 months old and has lived with the same foster family since.
When Mae’s mother was pregnant with her, she was facing poverty which resulted in conditions of prenatal malnutrition. This caused Mae to be born with Congenital Microcephaly, a rare neurological disorder resulting in a smaller head size compared to those her age throughout the stages of development. This condition has affected her cognitive and physical development, and she has a subsequent diagnosis of global developmental delay. She also has Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Because of these conditions, Mae is behind in school which has been heightened during the transition to remote learning under the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, she shows the ability to learn and engage with academic material when provided with the proper support and adult supervision. Mae also benefits from speech therapy, occupational therapy, and psychiatric therapy to help her manage her anxiety and establish behavioral limits and emotional management skills. She is very resilient and is showing improvement with these interventions.
One of Mae’s strengths is her ability to give and receive affection. She absolutely loves cuddles and says that she wishes she could be embraced in a warm hug all the time! She is such a sweet girl with a loving and kind heart. She enjoys spending time with trusted adults and other kids her age! She loves to run outside with her foster family’s dog, dance her sillies out around the house, and color beautiful pictures for her foster mother. When Mae feels safe and protected, she adapts well to new environments and is a bright and loving young girl. Mae needs a family with clear structure and defined limits. She would benefit greatly from parents who empathize with her feelings as she continues to work through emotions of her past as she creates a new life for herself with YOU. Are you ready to meet Mae?
Married couples and singles up to age 52 may apply.
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