Name, age: Katie, 11. Background: Katie likes to cook and help in the kitchen. She enjoys drawing and playing soccer. She'd like to learn...

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Name, age: Katie, 11.

Background: Katie likes to cook and help in the kitchen. She enjoys drawing and playing soccer. She’d like to learn gymnastics and have a puppy.

As for adoptive parents, Katie told her caseworker that “I’d like a respectful, kind and gentle family that will be there for me and won’t give me up — ever. I’d like to be the only child or have older sisters who are active and like to have fun. I would want my parents to come to my games at school and pay attention to me.”

Katie does best in a structured setting. She will benefit from family counseling to help with attachment issues and bonding. She needs time to trust adults.

Needed: A patient, loving couple or single mom who can use a “love and logic” parenting style to be empathetic but firm.

Contact: Northwest Adoption Exchange, 206-441-6822 or www.nwae.org.

Sunday ‘s Child profiles children in the Northwest Adoption Exchange, a Seattle-based nonprofit for children with special needs who are in state foster care in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho.