Name, age: Ebony, 10; Leticia, 7; Tapanga, 5; and Justice, 4. Background: These fun-loving, active girls need to be adopted together. They enjoy playing games...
Name, age: Ebony, 10; Leticia, 7; Tapanga, 5; and Justice, 4.
Background: These fun-loving, active girls need to be adopted together. They enjoy playing games and spending time outdoors.
Ebony likes listening to music, playing with Bratz dolls and dancing. A smart, articulate girl, she has lots of friends at school. She would like to be a doctor, model or singer when she grows up. She told her caseworker, “My family should know that I stick up for my sisters and I don’t let anyone bully them. We’re all good together.” She’s been through a lot of moves and will take some time to trust that an adoption is for real.
Leticia, who goes by Teci, favors jump-roping, shopping and crafts. Described as talkative, friendly and outgoing, she hopes to be a doctor or ice skater. She’s the mediator in her family, trying to make things OK.
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Tapanga was excited to start kindergarten this year. She loves to play with Barbies and Polly Pockets. She is very sensitive and “it only takes a look” to correct her gently. She is strongly connected to her sisters.
Justice attends preschool. She likes to sing songs and jump on the trampoline. She enjoys animals, from frogs to bunnies. An energetic, playful girl, she has a great sense of humor. She benefits from speech therapy.
Needed: A skilled, active two-parent family that respects Hispanic culture. The girls will do best in a nurturing, structured home with clear rules. Parents need to access community resources and advocate for the girls’ educational and therapeutic needs.
Contact: Northwest Adoption Exchange, 206-441-6822 or www.nwae.org.
Sunday’s Child profiles children in the Northwest Adoption Exchange, a Seattle-based nonprofit for children with special needs who are in state foster care in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho.