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Maria Has An Eye For Detail And Would Love An Adoptive Family

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Maria (1999) is a gentle, soft-spoken young lady with an artistic flair and an eye for detail who truly cares about those around her exemplified by her actions. To get to know Maria, we spent some time with her at Color Me Mine in Valencia, California.

As soon as she walked into the store, Maria started eyeing a Tinker Bell ceramic jewelry box. Considering Maria's fondness for earrings, necklaces and rings, it appeared as if she was eyeing it up for herself.  While it was the item that she wanted to paint, it turns out her foster mom also likes jewelry and Maria wanted to paint it for her caregiver.  As with most teens, Maria often chooses to socialize with her friends but she also enjoys spending time helping her foster mom with cooking and shopping. There are other foster children in the home and Maria is the most helpful of the bunch.

While Maria's thoughtfulness towards others is mature, there are still many things for Maria to learn in her youth.  Maria's foster mom has done much to nurture Maria and she is supportive of Maria finding a permanent family in which to grow up in and to call her own. Maria tells us that she'd like an adoptive family with nurturing qualities who will love her as much as she will love them.

At the core, Maria is attentive, thoughtful and helpful. While she is on the quieter side, she is easy to engage. Maria is bi-lingual in Spanish and English, and with Spanish still being her stronger language she has no hesitation at working to become more fluent in English.

For more information about adoption:
Please call 866-921- ADOPT (2367)
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