Most foster children are survivors. They learn to cope and they yearn for permanency. That's pretty much the case for the first Wednesday's Child of 2010: Armani.
An afternoon at Game Works is license for Armani to be a kid again. She's a 10-year-old who already carries the weight of the world on her shoulders from a life of being shuffled around.
"Then I went to back with my mom, and it didn't work out. So then -- then I went back to Child Haven. Then I went to (a foster home), it didn't' work out either. Then Oasis. Then Boys Town. Then back to here," she said.
Through it all, Armani has kept her head on straight. She's doing well in school, and if anything, it has made her focused.
"From what I can see, spunk, courage, I think she's amazing. I think she's charming. I think she's a survivor and I think she has a lot of strength that has not been tapped into," said Constance with foster recruitment.
But at only 10 years, it's time for Armani to recapture some of the joys of childhood. That's where a permanent, loving family comes in.
"She has a great support team, but somebody that can transition with that team and understand her issues and that would commit to that with some patience and some knowledge," said Constance.
Armani is free and clear for adoption, so please consider her as part of your family today.
If you're interested, please call the local office of the Adoption Exchange at 436-6335 now. They'll help you get started in the process.