Reporting Timothy McLaughlin
By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Yesali is a compassionate 11-year-old who loves animals.
“A very imaginative young lady,” says her social worker, Karen Knodel. “There are times when she climbs trees she likes to pretend she’s a monkey. She can do some incredible monkey sounds.”
(Yesali makes monkey sounds)
And Yesali says she can’t wait to spend a day at the zoo with a permanent family.
“We’d look at the tigers, monkeys, the birds, and the pigs…”
Knodel, the social worker, says Yesali would fit in with a committed, loving family: “She likes to be helpful. She likes to cook with her foster mom.”
What would she like to cook?
(Yesali:) “Brownies, chocolate cake, and ice cream!”
Gloria Hochman, of the National Adoption Center, based in Philadelphia, says more than anything else Yesali needs a permanent family.
“She would love to have a family that allows her to express her love of animals and own them. She’s love to have a turtle as well as a cat. And most important, she wants to have a forever family,” Hochman says.
For more information about adopting Yesali or any other “Wednesday’s Child,” go to the National Adoption Center’s web site, www.adopt.org, or call 215-735-9988.