Samantha, Age 7

Samantha eis a spunky young girl. She is a joy to spend time with. Samantha is inquisitive and smart and enjoys asking questions about the world around her. Her favorite activities are playing with toys and board games, completing puzzles, gymnastics, and coloring. She’s talented at singing and can be heard singing songs about her past. Samantha’s favorite color is pink, and her favorite food is macaroni and cheese. She loves all animals and enjoys being around them. She does well in school, and overall enjoys it.

Although she can initially be hesitant to meet new people, she warms up quickly if you bond with her by engaging in an activity she enjoys. Once a bond has been established with Samantha, she is happy to spend time with someone new and is eager to be friendly.

Samantha is looking for a loving and accepting family who will encourage her to process and move on from the grief that foster care has brought her. She is very bonded to her biological sisters and will do best in a family that will allow her to maintain those relationships through regular contact and visitation. Samantha is currently doing very well with a single mother but is open to exploring other family dynamics. She loves animals and would enjoy having a pet in the home, but it’s not a deal breaker.

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about Samantha and the adoption process by contacting NOAS’ Intake Specialist at 800-686-6627 ext. 126 or email us at

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Ordinary things like forming safe and lasting relationships, problem-solving, goal setting, applying for college, and setting boundaries can be a great challenge for foster youth.

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Call the Ignite Mentor Coordinator at 330-980-4505.


7 years old

7 years

female, girl, teen, child, teen girl

African american, black