By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —- Imani might be your average 17-year-old.

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“Yeah, I like music, I like to dance, I like doing my makeup,” she admits.

But she’s also an animal lover, and has big plans for her future.

“I want to be a veterinarian,” she tells us.

And her inspiration is a bit unusual.

“One weird one: I like goats. It’s part of being a Capricorn. I read that a Capricorn as an animal is a goat. So, I went to a farm one day, I saw the goats, and I just fell in love with them. It’s weird, but it just happened.”

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To reach her career goals and her life goals, Imani’s social worker, Tamara Reddick, says she needs a strong, stable family.

“At 17, she knows she has her whole life ahead of her. She can see where her path could be, and she knows she needs support.”


For more information about adopting Imani or any other child, go to the National Adoption Center’s  web site,, or call 215-735-9988.

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