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Wednesday’s Child: 14-Year-Old Delmy

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BOSTON (CBS) – Delmy is a polite, friendly young lady of Guatemalan descent who enjoys being playful and joking around with others.

Delmy is hoping to find a family who will be there for her, and she has a lot to offer in a family setting. Her social worker would like Delmy to have an opportunity to have some stability in her life.

Some of Delmy’s favorite things to do include dancing, listening to music, playing video and board games, drawing, and physical activities, especially basketball and soccer. For fun, she likes to sing and emulate her favorite female vocalists like Demi Lovato.

Delmy is also interested in makeup, fashion, photography, writing poetry and in her journal. When she gets older, Delmy has expressed wanting to become a cosmetologist.

Delmy, 14, is in the eighth grade, where math is one of her favorite subjects. Although Spanish is her first language, Delmy prefers to speak in English, and her conversational skills are very good. Delmy would benefit from maintaining and strengthening her cultural connections.

Delmy is a bright, strong-willed young lady, and most of the challenges she faces in school are a result of the trauma from her past. With the help of her therapist, Delmy is working on managing her emotions, and has been making steady progress. She takes a lot of pride in her successes.

An ideal family for Delmy would be a seasoned, energetic two-parent family that can provide a balance of structure as well as flexibility in the home. If there are children in the home, they should be older since Delmy has demonstrated some highly-competitive behaviors with younger siblings.

Most importantly, Delmy needs a strong parent or parents who can give her the supports she needs to process her past and help her move on to her future.

She is not yet legally freed for adoption and would like to maintain a connection with past caretakers.

To learn more about Delmy, and about adoption from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at 617-54-ADOPT (617-542-3678) or visit www.MAREinc.org. The sooner you call, the sooner a waiting child will have “a permanent place to call HOME.”

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