Host Directors Notes: Valentina was previously offered for hosting and adoption with her brother. Unfortunately her brother has many emotional problems and sabotaged any chances for a family for them. Their orphanage director is now offering to split them for hosting and to facilitate having their separated for adoption as well. This has been discussed with Valentina and she is very relieved and happy with this news. She very much would like a forever family.
Valentina was a loving, agreeable, fun, jovial, smart, behaved child. We hosted her the summer of 2019 for 11 weeks when she was 14. For the most part she was engaged with our family and wanted to be involved with activities. Electronic time was not a problem. She would ask for internet time about 30 minutes a day to connect with her friends. She helped in the kitchen and was willing to pitch in with a given project. On her own she decided she wanted to earn money to buy a phone to take back and so she worked at weeding flower beds and a few cleaning jobs and did a good job. She loves slime (almost obsessive with it) to the point that it seemed she needed something to touch, something to feel. She was not a natural hugger but would gladly accept the hugs we gave her. She liked to tease appropriately and was able to take it in return. She loved to be tucked into bed and even allowed “papa” to give her night time hugs and kisses. She loved when “mama” took the time to give her a back rub at bedtime.
Other notes on Valentina from a previous host mom- very social and playful. Loves loves loves animals. I think she played with our kids just as much as she played with our dog. She didn’t like sports but still enjoyed playing outside, trampoline, ninja warrior type places, and the hover board etc. She needs to improve on her English but said she likes school.