Name: Marissa
Child ID: 154373
State: Missouri
Birthday: 05/2009
Grade in School: Pre-K
Special Interests: Laughing
Ethnicity: Caucasian/White
Listed On: 09/2015

Sweet and loving Marissa is described by her caretakers as a happy, bouncy and curious little girl! A spirited child, she loves to laugh whenever she can.

Marissa is in preschool where she is working on building her vowel and consonant sounds, and her sign language vocabulary. She benefits from speech, physical and occupational therapies, an IEP (Individualized Education Plan), and utilizes a wheelchair and walker for mobility.

All family types will be considered by Marissa's caseworker. Her adoptive family will need to be open to multiple resources and appointments to ensure she thrives. Marissa must be in a non-smoking, non-pet environment due to allergies. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

This is a LEGAL RISK ADOPTIVE PLACEMENT. Placement of a child with an approved pre-adoptive foster family who intends to adopt the child if reunification is not possible and adoption becomes necessary for the child. In legal risk placements, the rights of all of the child's birth parents have not yet been voluntarily or involuntarily terminated.

For Missouri children, both homestudied and non-homestudied Missouri families are encouraged to inquire; only homestudied families from other states should do so.