Ottilie is a 2019 Star of Adoption! “Hello, I am 16 years old and was adopted by my mother when I was an infant. I live in Prince George’s County, MD. I attended Dora Kennedy French Immersion School in Greenbelt, Maryland and started taking French when I was in the first grade. I am in the 11th grade at Saint Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, MD where I am taking AP French, so I guess you can say I’m bilingual. My cell phone is in French and I hope to visit Francophone, Canada again this summer.
I have been playing the viola since the fourth grade. Ever since I was little I’ve had an attraction to water, and I want to become a marine biologist. I play tennis and I’m hoping to play in college. I have already been contacted by several college recruiters. I love hanging out with friends and having fun.
I decided to contribute my story to the new Teen Workbook because I wanted to let other adoptees know that they are not alone – I wanted them to see the similarities in their struggles and mine.”