Thank you to Becky Leatherbury at Piggy Pigs Pottery in Meridian for donating her services for Corie to paint a beautiful ceramic Owl!

Pictures courtesy of Brianna Birdsall

WCID: 40233
Status: Available
Age: 12
Gender: Female
Race/Culture: Black or African American


Corie is a beautiful 12 year old girl with eyes that shine! Though she can sometimes be shy and introverted when meeting new people; once she is comfortable you will quickly see that she is very intelligent, inquisitive and has a quirky sense of humor! A girl who can easily entertain herself, Corie loves arts and craft projects and has painted several ceramic pieces that she is proud of and loves to show off.Other activities that she enjoys doing include riding her bicycle, reading, swimming and anything Pokemon!

You would probably not guess by her quiet demeanor, but Corie loves to play practical jokes on people!If you are on the receiving end of one of her jokes or tricks, it likely means that Corie trusts you and feels safe enough to let her guard down and just be herself.Another important passion of Corie's is animals, big or small, and she is like an encyclopedia of fun facts about them! Corie would love to someday have animals in her Forever Home and the guidance of a patient parent to help her learn to safely care for them on her own.

Corie knows exactly what type of an adoptive family she would like to have and describes the perfect adoptive parent for her as an African-American couple or a single African American mom with a sibling around her same age or older. Corie would love for her adoptive family to be open to, and supportive of, her ongoing relationship with some of her biological family members.These relatives are cherished connections for Corie and are positive reminders of where she came from, which is so important to children as they move forward with becoming part of a new family.An adoptive mom who has, or is willing to gain, crucial knowledge about childhood trauma, grief, and loss will go far in helping Corie to continue to process through her past hurts and move into adolescence as a strong, healthy and secure young woman.

This quiet, yet spunky, girl is sure to bring joy to whomever is lucky enough to be a part of her new family! If your heart is telling you that Corie may be just the daughter you are looking for, please inquire about her today!

Watch Corie's interview on KTVB now!




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