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(Daevon.  Photo by Timothy McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Daevon

Eight-year-old Daevon wants to play in the NBA and be a firefighter in his spare time.

20 mins ago

(Mrs. Cecilia Paul is flanked by DHS commissioner  Vanessa Garrett Harley and longtime Family Court administrative judge Kevin Dougherty at today's awards ceremony.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Agency Honors Its ‘Foster Parents of the Year’

Among the award winners was a woman who has fostered 126 children in her home over 43 years, and adopted five of them.

13 hours ago

(Capri.  Photo by Timothy McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Capri

Capri is a budding artist and wants to become an ultrasound technician.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/20/2015

(Imani visits the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Timothy McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Imani

Imani wants to be a veterinarian.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/13/2015

(Michael.  Photo by Timothy McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Michael

Twelve-year-old Michael loves super heroes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

(Robert.  Photo by Timothy McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Robert

Sixteen-year-old Robert taught himself how to play three instruments, and says he finds music therapeutic.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/29/2015

(Taishyna.  Photo by Timothy McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Taishyna

Taishyna loves painting and drawing, and helping care for younger kids.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

Shaleenee (credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Shaleenee

19-year-old Shaleenee loves to cook. She even attends culinary school.

04/15/2015

(Jasmine.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Jasmine

Jasmine is not shy about her strengths.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Je'Liyah.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Je’Liyah

Je’Liyah has a lot of spirit! She’s a cheerleader, and she wants to meet professional cheerleaders some day.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

(Makayla.  Photo by Timothy McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Makayla

Her name is Makayla. She’s eleven years old. And this budding gymnast will tumble right into your heart.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Animal Care & Control Says Its Kennels Are Full, Urges Philadelphians To Foster Or Adopt A Pup

Dogs are going to happy homes for half-price until Sunday, March 1st.

02/25/2015

(Anthony, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Anthony

Anthony oozes creativity.

02/18/2015

(Makayla.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Makayla

Makayla, 11, says she wants to be a singer when she grows up — or a dancer, a lawyer, or a foot doctor. “I’m in the middle of deciding,” she explains.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

(Benny folds an origami frog.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Benny

Benny entertained a small group recently at the KYW Newsradio studios, folding an origami frog.

01/21/2015

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