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A Waiting Child: Zoey

Posted at 10:45 AM, Sep 17, 2021

Zoey is a 14-year-old with autism who wasn’t very communicative when she first came to AWARE two years ago.

"We’ve made great progress with her since she’s been with us, she’ll sing for you now, when we first got her she wouldn’t, she’d repeat some words but wouldn’t do a lot with us," explained Liz Robinson, AWARE Manager.

Zoey needs a family that can give her structure.

"A very routine life, if it’s chaotic she does stem a lot more, she does struggle with a lot of chaos, so a very structured life would be the ideal family," said Robinson.

Those who work with Zoey say she warms their hearts.

"She’s so sweet and loving, she's one of the ones who like to cuddle, always wants to hold your hand, she is just a very sweet, kind girl," Robinson said.

Children who are available for adoption through the Child & Family Services Division of the DPHHS have been removed from their own families because of abuse, neglect, or other family problems that make it unsafe for them to remain at home. The rights of their parents have been terminated making the children available for adoption.

Who May Adopt? Either married couples or single adults who have an approved pre-placement evaluation or adoptive home study may adopt in the State of Montana.

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