Angelie would thrive in the right home

LAS VEGAS - Channel 8 viewers prove to us all the time that hard- to- adopt kids can find a loving home.  Dave Courvoisier has the story of Angelie, a wheelchair- bound youngster with challenges.

We came to visit Angelie at her school, and found an attentive 14-yr-old who spends most of her time getting around in a wheelchair.

"But she’s responding beautifully. There’s a beautiful spirit there. Beautiful," says Rhoda, her school teacher.

"It’s about us encouraging the best in her… it’s always about that. And guess what? So give it to us," says Rhoda.

I asked Angelie's adoption recruiter about the challenges of finding the right family for her:

"It just takes the right match, there’s one family for one child out there it just takes that reaching and searching for them, and if are willing to look we do probably will find the right match," says Becky, Angelie's Adoption Recruiter at DFS.

With daily help, Angelie is showing progress.

"That isn’t part of what we do… we are open to the possibilities and we approach her with respect and in that we feel you know we can get anything! So she will give us what she feels and we really are getting to know her a little bit ourselves," adds Rhoda.

Any family that adopts Angelie would get continued support from the county, and would find Angelie can fit into any family's routine.

"I would look at it as any family that’s willing to advocate for her, her medical needs, make sure she’s well cared for, make sure she goes to school, she’s got an awesome school facility, and awesome services that come with that, so it really just takes that person who is willing to do that for her," says Becky.

Angelie is ready to be adopted, please call the local office of the Adoption Exchange at 702-436-6335.


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