By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Taishyna loves painting and drawing:  “I like to do arts and crafts.”

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She uses her talents to make personalized greeting cards for people close to her.

“For my family, an I-miss-you card, (with) stickers and glitter.”

And this 11-year-old wants to do something very special and meaningful when she grows up:  “Be a foster mom to help kids.”

Taishyna says her experiences in the adoption system inspired her to want to be like one of her favorite people:  “My aunt Laura.  She’s really good at foster care.  She helped to take care of me.”

Her social worker, Kia Medley-Stephens, says Taishyna would do well in a loving home with lots of younger children.

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“She loves to help out, and help out with younger kids,” notes Medley-Stephens, “so I think she would be great with a family that has younger kids in the home.  Because she’s very, very helpful.”


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

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