By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  “I’m smart, I’m funny, I’m shy,” is how 13-year-old Dahsiyoni describes herself.

In a recent conversation with Gloria Hochman of the Philadelphia-based National Adoption Center, Dahsiyoni said she wants to be a writer.

“I like to write stories and stuff,” she said.  “I read mystery books — I like to read the Nancy Drew series.”

(Gloria Hochman:)  “Wow, when I was growing up I wanted to be Nancy Drew. What do you think you might want to be when you grow up?”

(Dahsiyoni:)   “An author.”

This budding artist might even have a career in fashion.  But first, she says, she wants a forever family who can help her reach her goals.


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

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