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(Marcelle.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Marcelle

Eleven-year-old Marcelle has an active imagination. He loves mystery books and playing with Legos.

03/12/2014

(Jannean.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Jannean

At 15, Jannean has a sense of extraordinary responsibility. She wants to go into the military and is already part of ROTC.

02/19/2014

(Jabriel.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Jabriel

Last week we introduced you to 13-year-old Michael. Today, we’re meeting his younger brother, Jabriel.

02/12/2014

(Ruby.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Ruby

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

12/04/2013

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Operation Ava Makes National Headlines With Quest To Find Home For 2 Puppy Brothers

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.

11/30/2013

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App Connects Parents To State Required Adoption Paperwork

Thinking about adopting a child? Well there’s an app for that.

11/17/2013

These Boxer mix puppies will be up for adoption at the SPCA on Black Friday. (credit: Delco SPCA)

Delaware County SPCA Offering Reduced Adoption Rates On Black Friday

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.

11/15/2013

(Jesenia.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Jesenia

Jesenia may seem mild-mannered at first, but this ten-year-old girl is a bundle of energy.

11/06/2013

(Ben, at KYW Newsradio's studios.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Ben

Ben, 14, is becoming an expert at the art of paper-folding called “origami.”

10/30/2013

(Mikal.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Mikal

At 17, Mikal is an LGBT activist looking for a permanent family of his own.

10/23/2013

(Chyna.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Chyna

Seventeen-year-old Chyna wants a career styling hair, and she’s already quite the expert.

10/16/2013

(Tajinae.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Tajinae

Tajinae is trying to inspire other young people through her work with the “Role Models” organization.

10/09/2013

(Jazmeer.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Jazmeer

“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.

10/02/2013

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

Wednesday’s Child: Zaire

“I’m a person who likes to play football and who likes art,” he says.

09/18/2013

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Parents Say Therapists Don’t Have Enough Training To Adequately Assist Adopted Children

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.

09/06/2013

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