By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Jasmine is not shy about her strengths.

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“Like, I’m awesome,” she says. “I’m just cool, that’s just me, that’s just how I am. It’s because I’m cool, I’m awesome — swag, that’s just everything. People think I’m awesome, so that’s just how I am.”

This 18-year-old wants to play professional basketball some day.  But she might also have a career as a chef.

“I make some bangin’ food,” she says.  “When I mean bangin’, I mean good bangin’ food. Like, I cook fried chicken, broccoli, maybe some empanadas — stuff like that.”

And she says she’d love to cook for a permanent family one day — especially an active family with lots of siblings.

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“(With) brothers. Because I like to play video games, so I’d rather have brothers to live with.  I don’t do girly stuff.  I’d just like a family that could really care about me, sit down and talk to me.”


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

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