Credit and Appreciation go to: Samantha Daniels


Our friend Kilyka’s story is a hard one to tell. She has seen and experienced more instability and trauma in her short time on this earth than most, and those experiences have created burdens that Kilyka has to carry with her. On one hand, Kilyka wants to control everyone and every situation because she didn’t have any control over her situation growing up. She also goes too far when seeking attention because she never received the appropriate attention she needed. And she gets really anxious and frustrated and looses her cool too quickly because she lived in a constant state of “fight or flight” emotions before. Every seemingly negative behavior she has is a direct result of the trauma she’s experienced in her past, but those same experiences have also helped Kilyka. She has chosen to learn from her experiences to become a better, stronger version of herself than she or we could ever have imagined. She is really smart, determined and wise beyond her years, and incredibly brave. She owns her mistakes and learns from them…something she’s rightfully proud of. She also is more aware of what a “good” family means than most kids, and it’s what she wants more than anything. She will push and test your patience at times, but it’s only because she wants to believe that the safety, stability, and support she’s feeling from you is real and lasting. In those moments where she feels safe and loved, the behaviors fade away and we see the real Kilyka. Her genuine moments are super sweet and special, and they come more and more frequently as she gets more and more comfortable. Kilyka is a special young woman with natural gifts that most just don’t possess. But she needs a strong, stable, supportive, and patient family to help her realize all her potential.

Age: 9

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A family has been identified for Kilyka! She will remain in our Heart Gallery until her adoption has finalized.

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