Shannon makes friends easily and gets along well with other children and youth. She has a strong and outgoing personality, and is lively and loves to have fun. She is incredibly smart, although various life circumstances have put her a bit behind her peers. Her favorite subjects in school are History and Geography. In her free time, Shannon enjoys spending time with her friends or using the computer.
Shannon is a very open and honest person. In fact, her orphanage director told a story about an interview that Shannon had for a competition. They tried to 'coach' her ahead of time to think about how to answer well and make a good impression. Shannon was respectful and polite, and did make a good impression, but when asked about school (it was an academic competition) she answered that she tries but doesn't really like to study that much, and that her favorite thing is just hanging out with friends or going on Facebook! She did not try to present herself differently, or better, than she felt was true.
Shannon has experienced many difficult life circumstances already in her life. Shannon has shown great resilience and has learned to adapt, overcome and thrive in these unpredictable situations. Her brother Aaron has remained a consistent connection in her life, and therefore it is important that the siblings stay together. Shannon takes on a protective role towards her brother and encourages him to make good choices.
As Shannon gets older, her chances of being adopted are becoming more bleak and therefore there is an urgency to find her and Aaron an adoptive home. They would do best in a family who demonstrates consistency, boundaries, affection and patience.
If you are interested in learning more about Shannon and Aaron, please contact These400@bethany.org or your ISC,
15 Years Old