Hope can be challenging but rewarding

Hope is a pretty young woman who really hopes she will have an adoptive family of her own soon. She comes to us because of drug abuse by her parents and a disrupted relative placement.

She is outgoing and sociable. She likes music and drawing. She can be kind and respectful – or not, depending on the situation. Sometimes she tries to be provocative to keep things stirred up as a defense mechanism to hide her real feelings.

She is in the 10th grade where she is struggling academically and behaviorally.

 Hope needs a very tolerant adoptive family who understand teenage behaviors and who will not be easily shocked. She also needs a family who will allow her to remain in contact with her brother and other relatives who remain important to her.

Hope has a lot of potential, but it is going to take a very special family to help her realize that and achieve all that she can. She can be a very challenging adolescent, but she will also be a very rewarding young woman in the right adoptive family. Hope was born in November 2000.

There are more than 500 children in temporary foster homes in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. They have been abused, neglected or abandoned. While some may eventually return to their birth families, the rest will need adoptive families.

Families First Network is a community-based care agency that provides foster care and adoption services for children and families in the Northwest Florida area from Escambia County east to Walton County.

Families interested in adoption can contact Families First Network at 1-866-313-9874 in Pensacola.

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