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Editor's Note: Window on the Clearwater has joined the Wednesday's Child network to help spread the word about children that are waiting for families to give them the loving care that they need. Each Wednesday we will profile a different child. For more information about Wednesday's Child and how you can be involved check the web site at:

Saleina & Cora

Age: 9-11


"I'm Saleina. I love to learn. My favorite books and movies and games are fantasy. When I'm reading them, it's like I'm right there in the story. It's really cool.

I like school this year--everything except Math! And I love recess. I like to sing and I enjoy listening to music. I might like to be a singer someday...or someone who works with dinosaur bones.

Cora and I both like soccer and I like basketball too. If I were a boy I might be Michael Jordan, because I'm getting very tall.

I like to go outside and look at nature, because nature is awesome. What I think about the world is that it's a great place to be. Make sure you treat it with respect. Some ways you can do that is no littering, because it ruins the environment. I love animals--all kinds of wildlife in nature and pets too. My favorite thing about Cora is she is really fun, she's crazy cool, and she also likes nature."


"My favorite subject is math and I'm really good at it. I am learning some things in Geometry. I like to play soccer and baseball too.

My favorite thing about my sister is that she's kind, loving, sweet and I love her.

My friends would describe me as kind, sweet, loving, caring, and nice."

These sisters are close--no doubt about it. They play well together most of the time. Their foster mom says there is the normal amount of sibling rivalry one would expect, but they are also a strong support for each other. They need a family where they are the only children in the home. Folks who have solid experience and knowledge of trauma and the triggers that challenge emotions would be the most successful with providing the safety, boundaries and dependable routine that helps them master anxiety and the losses they have experienced. That could make such a difference in their lives!

These precocious girls are making good progress in a foster family whose parenting skills match their emotional needs. Boundaries and personal safety are an everyday focus. An adoption team will be especially considering home studies that reflect prior parenting or professional experience and an understanding of the coping mechanisms children develop within a traumatic childhood. Saleina and Cora's adoptive folks must be able to respond in healthy, healing ways to attention-seeking behaviors and emotional needs. For parents who are not tentative about accessing community and professional services, these charismatic sisters will bring love and laughter to your home.

Portrait by Barb from Barb Bergeson Studio Gallery

To find out more about Saleina & Cora, adoption or becoming a foster parent, email the Idaho CareLine (Please include your zip code and city.) or call 1-800-926-2588. You may be asked to provide this reference number: 30497.

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