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Ages: 15

"Hi, my name is Shyanne. I'm a happy girl and I enjoy laughing. I love nature and being outdoors--like visiting the ocean. I also like to write stories. I like volleyball and basketball. I like science in school."

Shyanne is a fun-loving girl with a contagious smile and an infectious laugh. Some things that are important to Shyanne and things she enjoys doing are going shopping and going to a salon to get her hair and nails done. Shyanne also enjoys doing her make-up and staying up on the latest fashion trends. She would love to have a mom or an older sister who would give her fashion tips. Shyanne also enjoys arts and crafts, as well as being active outside. She loves to sing and has a beautiful voice.

Shyanne also enjoys reading, mostly fiction, but it has not been easy for her. In school, math is her overall least favorite subject and science is her favorite. Currently she is on an IEP and needs creative advocates who can help break up the study sessions and help her find creative ways to make learning fun. Gentle supervision, frequent prompts and breaking up study time with rewards are important ways to help her study.

Shyanne responds to people who are able to communicate well, who are patient, set fair rules, keep their word and show respect for each other, as well as their children. It will take time and effort to gain Shyanne's trust and affection, so patience and consistency will be key to successfully parenting Shyanne. She worries constantly about her physical safety and needs verbal and visual assurance that her home and the people in it are safe and will not harm her.

Integrity is very important to Shyanne and a quality she depends upon as she follows your example. Shyanne will need parents who understand the bond she has with her brother, with whom she has survived many hard times. She will need parents who will be understanding of their need to stay in contact. This is very important to Shyanne and should be honored. She will need continued professional resources such as counseling, medication management, and a professional who can guide the family's work in attachment building and resilience after childhood trauma.

If you think you can provide Shyanne with the safety, structure, love and support she needs to flourish, call the Idaho CareLine today.

Portrait by Dana Willis Photography

To find out more about Evander, adoption or becoming a foster parent, email the Idaho CareLine (Please include your zip code and city.) or call 1-800-926-2588. You may be asked to provide this reference number: 30504.

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