Taylor
Date Listed:
   3/4/2019
Date Modified:
   3/4/2019
Pae Number:
C11AA76
Age:
15
Ethnicity:
Black
Contact:
Heather Ebersole
Phone:
814-932-2273814-932-2273
Agency Name:
Merakey Pennsylvania - Altoona
Address:
615 Howard Avenue
Suite 216
Altoona, PA - 16601
Siblings:
None
Biography
Taylor is an incredible young woman who constantly demonstrates her strength and resiliency. She has made tremendous adjustments to foster care and has shown great maturity as she continues to strive forward and try her best both at home and at school. She’s athletic and enjoyed participating on her school's track and field team last spring. She also enjoys swimming, jumping on trampolines, being outdoors, playing around on her cell phone, and being on her tablet or computer. She’s a very sociable girl who enjoys hanging out with her friends and spending time with them at school activities.

Those who know her well characterize her as easy going, note that she loves helping with chores, listens well overall, and enjoys everyday family activities. She’s medically healthy and is enrolled in regular education classes at school. She takes great pride in her appearance and enjoys doing her hair and make-up as well as wearing stylish clothes. She also enjoys listening to music, with rap being her favorite type. When she grows up, Taylor would like to be a nurse or a doctor. When asked, she said she wanted people to know the following about her: she is cute, fancy, strong, funny, talented, a Christian, a gymnast, and intelligent.

Taylor very much wants permanency in her life. After she achieves some form of permanency, she would like to remain in contact with her birth family members. She especially wishes to have ongoing sibling visits, as can be arranged between her siblings' respective families. She has lived with her siblings off and on over the years and has developed a close rapport with them. In fact, her county agency is willing to consider placing Taylor and her younger sister together in the same home if a family is willing to consider both of them.

Taylor is not currently free for adoption; however, once a family is identified, the county will enact final steps to terminate parental rights. For more information about Taylor, please have your family worker contact Heather, at hebersole@merakey.org, or call the SWAN Helpline at 1.800.585.SWAN.
*Disclaimer
Families must have an approved Family Profile (home study) to adopt a child. Only those families with approved profiles will be considered by the child’s caseworker in the county children and youth agency with custody of the child.
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