Born in August 1996, Sierra is a sweet teenage girl with a variety of interests. She enjoys being in the woods and has taken a hunter safety course. She also likes to play basketball, soccer and baseball, and likes watching NASCAR races, especially her favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. And, she likes to go to school dances, hang out with friends and go to the movies.
She attends public school, with math and social studies as her favorite subjects. As with most teens, the best part of the school day is getting to see her friends. She has been involved in her school’s newspaper as a sports reporter and photographer, and would like to continue those interests.
Sierra would like to be in a family that allows her to have frequent contact with her twin brother. She would like to have a dog someday.
Born in July 1999, Zachary is a handsome young man with lots of energy. He may appear shy or hesitant to engage, but he actually enjoys talking and visiting with others, especially as he gets comfortable with them.
Like most boys, he likes running around outside, fishing, playing by the pond or jumping on the trampoline at his foster home. Of course, he is not opposed to playing video games and he likes to create things with Lego building blocks.
Zachary is close to his younger sister and wishes to maintain that relationship. He needs parents who can set and maintain firm boundaries and would be willing to participate in family therapy.
Sierra and Zachary are two of the 154 children currently in the Maine Department of Health and Human Service’s care who are seeking an adoptive family. 113 of those children have been waiting for permanency for more than a year.
Based in Gardiner, A Family for ME is a nonprofit that works with Maine DHHS to find foster and adoptive families for Maine children. For more information, call 1-877-505-0545 toll free or visit www.AFamilyForMe.org and see the Heart Gallery of photographs of some of the many children awaiting adoption.