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Wednesday’s Child: Ruby

By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ruby can be quiet at first, but behind that shy exterior is a young girl bursting with talent.

This young musician is in her first year at a performing arts high school.  She gave us some tips for playing the violin.

“You have to hold it under your chin, put it in a certain position, you have to know how to hold the bow…”

She’s very focused; she wants to go to college and maybe even become a doctor.

“I would like to be around lots of kids or elderly,” she says.

Ruby’s social worker, Carly King, says Ruby needs a loving family.

“Ruby is open-minded,” says King.  “She is a Puertoricana young lady and she is very interested in maintaining her culture. She’s bilingual, she likes the music, she likes everything.  And a family that would support her in retaining her own culture would be ideal.”

And she’d love a home with siblings.

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

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