Raquelle is a bubbly, talkative, and smiley girl. Though Raquelle isn’t a big fan of pink or purple, she doesn’t consider herself a tomboy. She prefers the colors black, white, silver, and gold. Raquelle is looking forward to cheerleading in the near future, but has career aspirations to be a college professor. Raquelle, who is in a gifted program at her school, is described by others as kind, helpful, and responsible. Raquelle described herself as a picky eater who would be aghast to find a pickle on her cheeseburger, but laughed about her love for sweets! Raquelle loves music! If you ask her who her favorite artist is, be prepared for a list of at least a dozen “favorites”.
Darius is an intelligent and gregarious 8 year old whose favorite color isn’t just blue, but specifically royal blue. He likes helping others around the house; it isn’t unusual for him to be the first to jump in and help with chores. In fact, sometimes his foster mom has to tell him to let the other kids help instead! Darius enjoys drawing and playing outside. Like his older sister, he also loves music and relishes in opportunities to control the radio stations. However, unlike his older sister, Darius doesn’t consider himself a picky eater! Darius’s favorite meal is chicken strips and French fries, but he isn’t afraid to branch out and try new foods: even a maple bacon donut! Darius has high hopes for his future and has considered a profession as a police officer.
Raquelle and Darius need a family who can help them maintain important relative and non-relative connections. Families who have and understanding of how trauma, grief and loss can impact a child's behavior and attachment will also be important for the children. They would do best in a family that includes a positive male role model/father figure in the family composition.