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July 2009


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Imaginative and expansively creative, Alyssa is an artist who can enjoy herself in any medium, from drawing to dance. She is passionate about the things that interest her, not only the arts, but science and nature, too. Alyssa loves gardening, and can tell you all about germination and photosynthesis. The creepy-crawly things that live outdoors don’t bother her—in fact, she’s so interested in bugs that she wants to be an entomologist one day. Butterflies are her favorite. She will gladly reel off a string of fun facts, and just when you think she couldn’t possibly know anything else about them, she’ll surprise you with more information! Alyssa loves the ocean and takes joy in swimming, camping, hiking, biking, sledding, and just being active outdoors.

Those who know her well describe Alyssa as relentlessly hopeful, confident that good will happen and that there is a family and a place for her. She will thrive with gentle, engaged parents who can balance structure and nurture, and help her connect with others.

Each Heart Gallery of Alaska profile is a strengths-based portrait and is not intended to provide details needed to make adoption placement decisions. Additional child-specific information may be provided to families who have completed licensing and training requirements.

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