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The Heart Gallery of Central Texas, a program of Partnerships for Children, connects children available for adoption with loving families.

Justine

16 years old

ABOUT

Justine is a sensitive and genuine soul who loves quality individual attention. She enjoys listening to music and engaging in sensory play. She likes having her hair braided and sharing her various outfits. She has a large collection of stuffed animals and dolls that are constantly receiving affection and gentle care. Justine adores positive incentives and genuinely wants the approval of adults and peers around her. She is charming and never knows a stranger. She has a delightful sense of humor and enjoys making those around her laugh and smile. Justine cares deeply about others and always wants to make sure that she is kind. Her desire to be kind isn't isolated to people; she also wants to make sure that the bees, lady bugs, horses, and crabs are treated well. Justine is challenged with an autism diagnosis, but has been working hard to learn behavioral skills. She is in an alternative learning environment and benefits from concrete explanations and supportive tools. She is very inquisitive and loves learning about animals, especially insects.

Justine needs a patient, structured, and loving home with a consistent routine and careful supervision. The family will need to allow Justine to feel safe and comfortable. Justine likes spending time with her younger sister and having a connection to her family. She needs to have a home that will help with keeping her connected with her sister. The family will need to be able to provide her with one on one attention and be willing to access the resources that she needs. Justine does well with other children and is able to be in a home with siblings as long as she is able to continue to have her emotional and behavioral needs met. She adores animals and would love to have access to or be able to care for them. Justine needs a family that will continue to advocate for her and share in her accomplishments.

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FOREVER FAMILIES VIDEO

Filmed at University of Texas Biodiversity Center | Aired November 22, 2017

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FOREVER FAMILIES VIDEO

Filmed at Austin Zoo | Aired March 13, 2019

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