By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Shaleenee loves to cook. She even attends culinary school. She describes one of her favorite recipes. It started with just a few ingredients.

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“I bought, do you know those seedless sunflower seeds?” she says. “And almonds and cashews and M&M’s.”

And then — the good stuff.

“And then, I melted marshmallows in the pot, so it melts when you put butter in it,” she says. “And then I took the nuts and I put it in there, and I made trail mix.”

Even though Shaleenee is 19, Gloria Hochman from the Philadelphia-based National Adoption Center says, she still needs a family.

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“It’s really important that Shaleenee finds a family that can give her guidance and structure,” Hochman says, “and help her decide on what she wants to do with the rest of her life, college, career.”

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

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