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.

“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.

“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.”


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

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