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Can We Join Your Family? A morie Children Waiting For A Home... Amorie is a friendly, good-natured 12-year-old who loves meeting new people and eas- ily expresses himself. Singing and dancing are a part of his daily life. He enjoys learning new moves. Amorie’s teachers say that he even dances his way through classes. He has a lovely singing voice and his favorite music is hip hop and rap. Amorie loves all sports, but his favorites are football and basketball, and he has a sizeable collection of football and baseball cards. He also likes sports video games. Very fashion conscious, he enjoys wearing name brand sportswear. Despite his young age, he already is thinking about the future. He dreams of working in rap music and being a dancer, unless he is playing for a professional sports team. He is fond of animals, and hopes to have a dog or parrot some day. Very energetic, Marry, 15,enjoys roller skating, gymnastics, volleyball, yoga, and swim- ming. She loves going to school. Math and language are her favorite subjects. Marry is proud of receiving trophies for her positive behavior. Kind and caring, she likes helping people and takes pleasure in assisting with the chores in her foster home. Her compas- sion for others has led to her ambition of becoming a police officer. Other desires include visiting Disney World and coming home to a warm, loving forever family, where she could feel safe and protected. Her ideal family would have a mom and a dad who would help her with her homework and share her desire for travel. It would be nice if the family has a dog. T ysean M arry Tysean, 12, finds joy in anything he participates in. He especially loves basketball and dil- igently practices each day. A talented player, he is a member of a special needs basketball team and dreams of a career in the sport when he grows up. Very active, he also enjoys track and field and soccer. Other favorite pastimes include arts and crafts. He is learning to ride a bike. An animal lover, Tysean helps care for the dog in his foster home. He also enjoys taking part in a horseback riding program where he learns how to care for the horses. If he could do anything he wanted for a day, a trip to the zoo would head the list. He would love to have a family that is active and would play basketball with him. Hopeful- ly, there would be pets and other children in the home. There are 111,000 children nationwide waiting to be adopted. These are not the healthy infants usually associated with adoption. They are older; some have physical, emotional, or mental challenges. Others are brothers and sisters who need to be placed together. More than half of the children are from minority cultures. They all need the love and security that only a permanent family can provide. These are the children for whom the National Adoption Center works. For more information contact Taylor Rotolo at the National Adoption Center. Email: trotolo@adopt.org or call 267-443-1872. National Adoption Center • 1500 Walnut Street, Suite 701 • Philadelphia, PA 19102 1-800-TO-ADOPT www.adopt.org The National Adoption Center is a private, non-profit organization that expands adoption opportunities for children throughout the United States, particularly for children with special needs and those from minority cultures. Please patronize this fine sponsor of “Can We Join Your Family:” C reations S tyle S tudio & W ellness S pa 11235 N orth E agle V alley R oad , S uite 4, B eech C reek • 570-962-2301 Bath Salts • Salt Lamps • Lotions & Scrubs W alk - ins W elcome ! "More than just a hair salon, we promote overall health!" Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday -2 - 7pm, Monday & Saturday - by appointment. Closed Wednesday and Sunday. www.bearcountrygoodnews.com “Good News” -- September -- 33