A disproportionate number of children of color enter the Montana child welfare system, and we provide culturally-appropriate services for these children. We also look for families who, when appropriate, will step up to offer a permanent home to a youth through adoption or by becoming their legal guardian.
Questions? Please contact our Family Developer and Outreach Coordinator – Olivia Kleinsasser (406) 541-3672 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Shayla is a twelve year old young lady who provides leadership and a positive role model for her peers. Shayla is kind, caring and has a love for life. She has an infectious giggle that warms your heart. Shayla is creative, loves gymnastics and playing her ukulele. Despite the trauma she has experienced in her life, Shayla is compassionate, resilient and forgiving.
Shayla is looking for a family who understands depression, and is patient with her while she gains trust and acceptance of her care. However, this family would also be able to provide boundaries and limits. She has two older sisters that she will need consistent contact with.
Thomas is a 10 year- old Native American boy who has a creative imagination and he enjoys building things. He also enjoys playing with legos, playing outside, and he has an interest in animals. Thomas craves adult interactions and he is always willing to help with chores around the house. His favorite chore is shoveling snow! Thomas is youth who has made huge progress in his therapeutic treatment, and he is excited to find a family that will possibly be a forever family for him. Thomas would do best in a home as an only child or with older siblings. Thomas would also benefit from a strong, positive male role model who would enjoy spending time with him. Thomas’s needs a family that will allow him to explore his Native American culture, and can provide Thomas with the love he desperately deserves.
Joshua is a 13-year-old male with Autism Spectrum Disorder who enjoys; animals, playing games, electronics, and spending time with his family. He is curious, friendly, and affectionate and he hopes to find a family that is willing to provide support, structure, and consistency while keeping his family connections intact.
Logan is an 11-year-old 5th grader who enjoys outdoor activities such as; camping, boating, bike riding and swimming. When it’s time to be inside, you’ll find him enjoying reading and Legos. Those close to Logan have described him as affectionate, resilient and extroverted. Logan longs for a family and would especially benefit from having a strong male role model. He is very protective of and good with younger kids, but would most likely do best as an only child or with older siblings. Logan’s past has been incredibly difficult and he needs a family who will journey alongside him with strong, healthy boundaries, understanding and affirmation.