Wednesday’s Child: Arneiza And Arn

BOSTON (CBS) – Arneiza and Arn are African American siblings who love each other very much. They are legally freed for adoption and need to be placed together. The siblings are currently living in separate foster homes but see each other regularly, love their visits, and hope to have the chance to grow up together. Their strong bond is evident in their visits where they enjoy being goofy, playing games, and being active.

Arneiza is a friendly and likable 10-year-old who responds well to structure, routine, and consistency. She is a smart young girl who does well in school with the support of an Individualized Education Plan. Arneiza is a sensitive young girl with low self-esteem who aims to please others due to her trauma history. Arneiza enjoys being social and participating in group activities. She is very active on a color guard squad and enjoys swimming and bowling. Arneiza has also started off a Red Sox game with the “Play Ball” call!

Arn is a charismatic and active 9-year-old boy. He enjoys being the center of attention and knows how to make others laugh. Arn is very intelligent and does well in school with support services. Arn does best with one-on-one attention because of his hyperactive and impulsive behavior; he is described as a boy who is fearless. He is very active and athletic and enjoys karate, swimming, playing video games, watching movies, and reading the Sunday paper.

These playful and loving siblings would do well in a family of any constellation with or without other children. They need a loving, structured and nurturing family that will support their therapeutic and behavioral needs. They are waiting for a home where they can be part of a family together.

To learn more about Arneiza and Arn, 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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