LOS ANGELES, CA (FOX 11) - Within the span of a lifetime, a child’s stay in foster care is relatively brief, but that is all relative. For some children, the journey and the wait to find a safe, permanent, and unconditional loving family is longer and can seem like, well, forever. Apples (2006) isn’t looking for a storybook ending, but she has a love for books and stories. With school starting, we thought we’d give Apples a back to school reading list, so a visit to our friends at Once Upon a Time Children’s Bookstore in Montrose, CA was in order.
Apples got a personal shopping assistant for books and was soon loaded down with some of her favorite genres as well as new recommendations. Despite all that she’s been through in her young life and so many transitions, Apples’ overarching strength is her hopeful, positive resiliency. Bubbly and positive is what best describes her. She tells us that she loves school and especially the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series of stories. What she loves best about school are all her classes, her teachers and her friends. What she likes least are bullies. Apples finds happiness, comfort and solace in books and sets off on imaginative adventures.
Apples is still exploring career options and has an openness about that journey as well. If Apples looks slightly familiar to you, it’s because she’s been on Wednesday’s Child before. Two years ago she was exploring theater and acting, and trying on Cinderella’s glass slippers. Again, Apples isn’t looking for a storybook ending or a fairy godmother for that matter.
What matters most to her is to belong to an open and accepting family with unconditional love, and she’s excited to reciprocate in the same way. To learn more about Apples and about adoption, please tune in and then call 1-866-921-ADOPT (2367).