Onesty is a happy, easy-going 14-year-old, according to Holly Kieu, recruiter for the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition.
Here is what Holly said about her.
Onesty hopes to join a forever family. She said she would like an adoptive family that will “treat me like family.”
Onesty is a well-rounded girl. As a sports fanatic, her favorite sports include soccer and basketball. She is also quite the bookworm and enjoys reading. Onesty is very smart and enjoys school. As a naturally helpful person, she also spends time assisting younger children as a reading buddy at school. Onesty hopes to become a doctor one day.
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There are many children, like Onesty, in need of loving foster families, said Holly. Children in foster care stay with their foster homes temporarily until they can safely return to their biological families. Sometimes, safe return is not possible and children may become free for adoption. Onesty is free for adoption and social workers are looking for an adoptive family for her. The best home for her would be one with patience and a willingness to work with issues involving attachment, grief, and loss.
St. Clair County has a great need for foster homes for children of all ages. Foster parents can indicate age, gender, and number of children to be placed in their home. The highest needs are for children over the age of 10, siblings, and children with special needs. Foster parents must be licensed prior to accepting placements in their home. The licensing process includes in home visits with a social worker, training, background checks, and medical examinations. Families receive a board payment for each child placed in their home.
If you are interested in learning more about Onesty, or to learn more about becoming a foster parent, please call Holly or Jan at the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition, 1-800-FOSTER3 (367-8373.)