Ruby can be quiet at first, but behind that shy exterior is a young girl bursting with talent.
This week’s fanfare over the adoption of two puppy brothers, one of them blind, serves as a small victory in a large fight which continues.
Eleven-year-old Marcelle has an active imagination. He loves mystery books and playing with Legos.
At 15, Jannean has a sense of extraordinary responsibility. She wants to go into the military and is already part of ROTC.
Thinking about adopting a child? Well there’s an app for that.
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Black Friday, the animal rescue organization will be offering most of its dogs and cats for just $20.13.
Jesenia may seem mild-mannered at first, but this ten-year-old girl is a bundle of energy.
Ben, 14, is becoming an expert at the art of paper-folding called “origami.”
At 17, Mikal is an LGBT activist looking for a permanent family of his own.
Seventeen-year-old Chyna wants a career styling hair, and she’s already quite the expert.
Tajinae is trying to inspire other young people through her work with the “Role Models” organization.
“I want to become a successful actor because I want to show kids that if you grow up with nothing you can always make something out of yourself,” says Jazmeer.
“I’m a person who likes to play football and who likes art,” he says.
A recent report by The Donaldson Adoption Institute indicates one of the most common complaints the parents of an adopted child or the adoptee him or herself have is the difficulty in finding a psychologist/psychiatrist or social worker schooled in the many nuances of an adoption situation. Two local experts have some advice.
Jasper, 14, wants to have a career in remote-control vehicles.