"We want to stay together! We love each other very much!"
A’aliyah and Briana have been together since they were born and have a very strong sibling bond. These active children love socializing, playing games, and gymnastics. Briana takes her role of being the older sister seriously, as she is very protective of her younger sister, A’aliyah. Like other siblings their age, they have moments when they don't get along and they can have disagreements. However, this does not prevent them from enjoying each other's company. The girls respond well to consistent boundaries with clear expectations and rewards. A’aliyah and Briana are both friendly and outgoing children. They are very easy to love!
"I love myself and you will too!"
Briana is an outgoing child who can appear to be shy at first. She enjoys spending time outside riding her bike, swimming, and going to the park. She is very acrobatic and enjoys doing summersaults and flips. She has expressed that she wants to be a cheerleader. Briana also enjoys playing with her sister and other children her age. She likes taking trips and going on outings. Some of her favorite activities include going out to eat, trips to the park, and going to water or amusement parks. She loves traveling and has gone on several family vacations. Briana often uses her foster parent’s cell phone in order to engage in interactive play and learning.
Briana needs a family who will provide her with unconditional love and patience. She needs someone who will be committed to her as well as committed to understanding her. Briana needs a family who will help her in all areas of life. Her best family will ensure she receives all the services or supports she needs. The ideal family will advocate for her educationally and ensure she receives the best education available. Briana does best when she receives plenty of one-on-one attention. It is important for Briana to be adopted with her sister so that they can maintain their sibling bond.
"I like being helpful and nice."
A’aliyah is a loving and sweet, young girl who is very close to her sister. A’aliyah loves playing games, doing gymnastic flips, coloring, and most importantly playing with her sister. She likes school and enjoys learning new things every day. A’aliyah especially loves learning numbers, letters, colors, and shapes. She also enjoys writing her name. A’aliyah has a great appetite and her favorite foods are McDonald’s cheeseburgers, fries, and salads. She is full of energy and enjoys keeping up with her sister and playmates. At times, she can become upset while playing if she does not get her way. Some of Aaliyah’s other interests include, playing with her American Dolls, singing, and dancing.
A’aliyah needs a family who will provide her with plenty of unconditional love and patience. She needs someone who will be committed to her. It is very important for A’aliyah to be adopted with her sister, Briana, as they are very close. A’aliyah needs a family who will help her in all areas of life and ensure she receives all the supportive services she needs. She will do best with a family who will provide her with a lot of individual attention and help.
A’aliyah and Briana will benefit greatly from an active family. They will benefit most from a family who parents with a nurturing spirit, yet provides consistency, discipline, and structure. Understanding that these girls have not had a consistent home or been able to form a long-term bond with a caregiver, will be important for the girls’ and the family’s success. Aaliyah and Briana will benefit from ongoing supportive services to help them transition to their adoptive placement and forever family.
Child is under Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.