Shantel W.

Heart Gallery Alabama: Shantel
(Source: Heart Gallery Alabama)
(Source: Heart Gallery Alabama)

Shantel, born March 1998, is an energetic, bright, and talkative young lady with a winning smile. She has a good sense of humor and loves to give hugs. She can be helpful around the house and likes attention. Shantel has recently discovered a love for cooking. She thinks she would like to go to culinary school when she graduates from high school. She enjoys church where she sings and has danced on the praise team. She also enjoys playing games and watching TV, especially the Disney Channel. She's into music and hip hop is her favorite.

Shantel is working hard to learn how to think before she acts and is trying to pay attention to the things that prompt her feelings. She does well as the only child or a child in the same age range as others in the home. In addition, she has had success in single-parent homes. She currently resides in a single-parent family with an older foster sibling and it has been a great fit. Shantel has maintained this placement for the past two years. She has two siblings who were adopted in another state with whom she likes to maintain contact via phone and mail. She has a sibling in her home state whom she talks to and sees for visitation as he is also adopted.

Shantel would do best in a home with a very patient family that gives a lot of support. She will do best as an only child or the youngest child in a home with an older sibling. Shantel is ready to move to her forever home and wants to find the permanent place that she can call her own.


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