By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — “Creative” barely begins to describe fourteen-year-old Aliyah.

This girl does it all, from drawing to fashion, and even poetry.

“It’s good for me,” she says, “because I really don’t talk about my feelings.  But when I get it down on paper, it feels better, so it helps me a lot.”

For Aliyah, finding a forever family would be like a fairy tale — “like the movies,” she says.  “Someone who’s there if I cry but won’t scream at me for doing stuff.”

“She just wants a family who will love her for her,” says her social worker, Tanya Rozier, “who will be there for her and who can kind of help her with her creative side.”

Of course for Aliyah, a Hollywood ending would be great, too.

For more information about adopting Aliyah or any other “Wednesday’s Child,” go to the National Adoption Center’s web site,, or call 215-735-9988.

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