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Wednesday’s Child: Talina

By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Eight-year-old Talina (at left in photo) loves singing.

(Audio of Talina singing “Jingle Bells”)

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(KYW's Larry Kane.)

When we met, she and her sister Kaitland were getting ready for their school’s Christmas concert.

The girls’ social worker, Melaney Hill, says Talina has a great relationship with her sister, Kaitland:

“She does have a great sense of humor.  She is very much the big sister of the two.  There’s a definite bond between the two, and we are definitely seeking a ‘forever’ home for them together. They have to be together,” Hill says.

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(Talina, left, and her younger sister Kaitland. Credit: Timothy McLaughlin)



Gloria Hochman of the National Adoption Center, based in Philadelphia, says the girls are each other’s “rock” — and that relationship needs to be preserved:

“Their identity is so close that each of them identifies with the other,” Hochman says.  “And it’s very important that we find a family that wants to take both of them together. That’s how they’ll thrive, because they’ve survived up to this point in foster care because they’ve never been separated.”


For more information, go to the web site of the Adoption Center of Delaware Valley,

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  • dre8791

    May GOD watch over them and protect them.

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