"We can't wait to be adopted!"
Annabell and Jacob are comfortable living together. Annabell tends to guide Jacob although he is not always willing to follow her lead. The children are generally calm together and get along well. They are attached to each other and would like a family to adopt them together. Annabell is polite, cares for others, and smiles often. She enjoys singing, playing outside, and watching movies. Jacob is a quiet child who relies on his caregivers to meet his needs. Jacob enjoys swinging at the park and watching movies he chooses. Jacob tends to play individually and prefers to stay close to the adults he is familiar with.
"I am caring and helpful and want to be more independent. I like to sing and dance."
Annabell is polite, cares for others, and smiles often. Annabell is curious and attentive to what happens around her. She shows worry when she sees a situation that she thinks is not going as it should. Annabell has a confident ability to ask for what she needs despite her limited verbal skills. Annabell enjoys attention and she is also able to spend quiet time individually. Annabell is becoming more comfortable interacting and playing with peers. Annabell enjoys singing, playing outside, and watching movies. Annabell has a good memory especially recalling places, movies and songs she likes. Annabell is bright and developing some independent skills. Annabell likes to do activites she is able to do on her own.
Annabell would like a family who she can rely on to help her gain independence and grow developmentally, socially and emotionally. Annabell is curious and likes to be involved with those around her. She would like her family to include her in activities as she is able. Annabell would like her family to be active and give her ample opportunities to socialize. Annabell likes to sing and dance and she would like a family who can give her an audience and encourage her. Annabell's family should know how to access resources in order to meet her unique needs and be strong advocates to ensure her needs are met fully. A family for Annabell should have some understanding of parenting children with Autism.
"I am an active boy who likes attention. I like to go to the park to swing and play soccer."
Jacob is a quiet child who relies on his caregivers to meet his needs. Jacob is quick to learn routines. He makes progress developmentally and emotionally with a caregiver who takes time to connect with him and is consistent with his routine. Jacob laughs heartily when swinging at the park. He likes watching movies he chooses. He enjoys tossing the soccer ball and red seems to be his favorite color, as that was the color he selected for his new soccer ball. Jacob tends to play individually and prefers to stay close to the adults he is familiar with. Jacob is quite capable of making his needs and wishes known and having them met successfully.
Jacob would like a family who will spend time with him individually so he can grow developmentally, socially and emotionally. Jacob is most relaxed and focused in a calm, quiet environment so he needs a family to provide this for him at home. Jacob wants a family who is active and able to take him to the park, swing him and play soccer with him. Jacob's family should know how to access resources in order to meet his unique needs and be strong advocates to ensure his needs are meet fully. His family must be dependable, and should have some understanding of parenting children with Autism.
Annabell and Jacob will benefit most from a family who has the time and attention to devote to meeting their unique needs throughout their lives. Annabell and Jacob's family must have an unwavering commitment to their well-being and true desire to claim the children as their own. A family skilled in accessing developmental and therapeutic services or willing to learn how to access services is important. Annabell and Jacob's family needs to be committed to their continued developmental, educational and therapeutic work.
Children are under Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.