A NEW YEAR MEANS NEW BEGINNING...
THIS WEEK'S WEDNESDAY'S CHILD HOPES THIS
IS THE YEAR SHE'LL BE ADOPTED.
WE INTRODUCED YOU TO HEATHER, BACK IN AUGUST..
SHE IS STILL WAITING FOR JUST
THE RIGHT FAMILY TO ADOPT HER.
AS KXLY 4'S ROBYN NANCE REPORTS, IF YOU LOVE A
GOOD BOOK.. YOU ALREADY HAVE A LOT IN COMMON
14 YEAR OLD HEATHER WAS ON HER WAY TO
A BOOK STORE WHEN SHE AND HER SOCIAL WORKER
TOOK A DETOUR TO JOIN US AT HAPPY CUPCAKE.
WHERE SHE WAS GIVEN FREE REIGN TO DECORATE AWAY..
BUT, SHE REALLY JUST WANTED TO GET TO
THE DISCOUNT BOOK STORE WHERE SHE WAS GOING
TO TRADE IN SOME OLD BOOKS AND GET NEW ONES.
but i'm a big softie for the romance
ones.. they're so cute it makes me cry")
HER FAVORITE BOOKS ARE ANIME'.. SHE
HAS A GIANT COLLECTION AT HOME.
BESIDE READING, SHE'S LIKES VIDEO GAMES AND TV.
SHE WASN'T A TOTAL COUCH POTATO THIS SUMMER. WHEN
WE MET, SHE WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING TO CAMP.
they have cabins that are, like
barns with bunk beds on the walls")
the best part is.. after you ride horses and then
you eat lunch, you get to go swimming in the pool")
HEATHER HAS DONE SOME GARDENING IN
THE PAST.. AND REALLY ENJOYED IT
different section, a potato section, corn section
on the far end, squash and blackberries")
THAT'S SOMETHING SHE'D LIKE TO DO WHEN SHE'S ADOPTED.
SHE HAS SOME IDEAS OF WHAT
HER NEW, ADOPTED FAMILY WOULD BE LIKE.
kind and loving, little sister, maybe
a older sister, little brother.. siblings, definitely")
THEY COULD ALSO HAVE A PET OR 2
"if i ever had a cat, a girl
kitten, it'd probably be names katherine,.. short? Cat")
HEATHER IS A SPECIAL GIRL, WHO WANTS
HER PROSPECTIVE FAMILY TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HER.
well, i do have autism, someone who's experienced with autism and
is able to have a schedule to pick me up on time")
THAT'S IMPORTANT, FOR KIDS WITH AUTISM,.. TO
HAVE STRUCTURE. HEATHER'S IS CONSIDERED HIGH
FUNCTIONING.. I ASKED HER WHAT THAT MEANS TO HER...
basically to me, it means, i'm smarter
than all of you.... ha ha ha")
SHE HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR.. AND A SWEET HEART
you know, one thing i am going to do foster care... you're gonna
do foster care when you grown up? i mean, one of my
previous foster moms, she was a foster child.. and she's doing really great")
HEATHER WILL DO GREAT, TOO.. WITH
THE RIGHT FAMILY TO STAND BY HER.
IF YOU'D LIKE INFORMATION ON ADOPTING HEATHER,
GIVE NORTHWEST ADOPTION EXCHANGE A CALL AT 1-800-927-9411.
WANT TO LEARN ABOUT
FOSTER PARENTING? CALL FOSTERING TOGETHER.