Tuesday's Child: Taraji


Taraji is a delightful 8-year-old who would bring joy to a family who adopts her.

She has a wonderful voice, loves to sing and knows all of the lyrics to the popular songs on her tablet. Warbling karaoke is high on her list. So is making people laugh.

She loves gymnastics and arts and crafts, especially creating castles from cardboard. She has so many interests, including a love for animals. Her dream day could include visiting an animal shelter.

Taraji enjoys school, especially reading and learning new things. Unlike many children her age who prefer communicate using technology, Taraji likes to write and has a beautiful handwriting. She does best with teachers she trusts and learns most effectively in small groups where she can count on individual attention.

“This sweet, kind, and helpful child will thrive with a family that can give her structure, praise and positive feedback,” says her social worker. “Feeling as though she is in a safe environment is important for her and will help make her bright light shine.”

Children are in foster care through no fault of their own. They often come from backgrounds of abuse or neglect and struggle to find their place in the world. It is surprising how resilient they are once they are part of a family that makes them loved and secure. A mom who recently adopted said, “I have only one regret … that I didn’t adopt sooner.”

For more information about this charming child or others who wait for families, contact Sarah Marino smarino@adopt.org or (267) 443-1872. Visit the Adoption Center website www.adopt.org to Meet the Children.

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