Active family sought to adopt creative teen - New York News

Active family sought to adopt creative teen

Posted: Updated:

By Sherry Margolis
FOX 2 News

DEARBORN, Mich. (WJBK) - She's creative, fun-loving and looking for a place to call home.

Art is the favorite activity for 16-year-old Sonia, whose recent trip to Greenfield Village let the teen express her creative side. "I like doing scrapbooking," say Sonia. "Scrapbooking I did when I was in fifth grade. It was really amazing."

From scrapbooking to chalk-drawing, and everything in between, Sonia has a passion for staying active.  "She's interested in participating in soccer, cheerleading," says adoption specialist Kate Pogany. "She has a lot of different interests."

"I'm kind of a girly girl and a tomboy," says Sonia.

As a teenager who started a new school, Sonia is really coming into her own. "I don't need to be fake, and I need to just be myself, and myself is me being awesome."

And what's really awesome? Her independent spirit and confidence in herself. "If I'm goofy and kids see me as that way, who cares? It's just being myself, and that's how I am," says Sonia.

She hopes to be part of an on-the-go family who spends time being active together.

"Sonia would do well with an active family who will include her in activities," says Pogany. "She very much wants to be loved, and unconditionally respected by a family."

Sonia's put a lot of thought into what she can bring to her forever home. "Having them know I'll be independent," says Sonia. "I can take care of things well. And also be a daughter to them. A responsible, and a daughter to them, a respectful daughter."

To learn more about Sonia, or any of the thousands of local children waiting for a place to call home, contact the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at 1-800-589-6273.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Detroit soccer team to compete for homeless world cup in New York

    Detroit soccer team to compete for homeless world cup in New York

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:03:06 GMT
    "Soccer's real popular right now, people are playing that have never played before," said Reginald Ikard. "It's a blessing, we're going to represent and try to win." Ikard is talking about his soccer team going to New York, representing Detroit with his teammates, all of whom used to be homeless.Sheilah Clay is president and CEO of the Neighborhood Service Organization."They didn't know anything about this, so it was an overwhelming thought of 'you want us to compete as a team and play in New...
    "Soccer's real popular right now, people are playing that have never played before," said Reginald Ikard. "It's a blessing, we're going to represent and try to win." Ikard is talking about his soccer team going to New York, representing Detroit with his teammates, all of whom used to be homeless.Sheilah Clay is president and CEO of the Neighborhood Service Organization."They didn't know anything about this, so it was an overwhelming thought of 'you want us to compete as a team and play in New...
  • Duggan bringing big changes to Detroit water department, starting with shutoffs

    Duggan bringing big changes to Detroit water department, starting with shutoffs

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:51:24 GMT
    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is promising big changes at the water department, starting with the controversial shutoffs."Certainly it has hurt the reputation of the city," Duggan said. "I have been anxious to do something about it for awhile and I am just glad I have a chance to do it,"Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr handed over the water department to the mayor and City Council TuesdayDuggan says better publicizing assitance programs is the biggest priority."I still don't think the people in need h...
    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is promising big changes at the water department, starting with the controversial shutoffs."Certainly it has hurt the reputation of the city," Duggan said. "I have been anxious to do something about it for awhile and I am just glad I have a chance to do it,"Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr handed over the water department to the mayor and City Council TuesdayDuggan says better publicizing assitance programs is the biggest priority."I still don't think the people in need h...
  • Construction worker rescued from massive trench collapse

    Construction worker rescued from massive trench collapse

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:49:25 GMT
    Construction workers endured some terrifying minutes in a trench they were working at in West Bloomfield Tuesday afternoon."He was completely buried for upwards of three minutes," said Fire Chief Jay Wiseman.Employees of Daniel White Excavating were laying pipe in a trench -- about 100 feet long and 10 feet deep -- when suddenly , the dirt walls began collapsing on a 39-year-old co-worker and covered him."He actually started moving away from it, and an identical collapse occurred just in fron...
    Construction workers endured some terrifying minutes in a trench they were working at in West Bloomfield Tuesday afternoon."He was completely buried for upwards of three minutes," said Fire Chief Jay Wiseman.Employees of Daniel White Excavating were laying pipe in a trench -- about 100 feet long and 10 feet deep -- when suddenly , the dirt walls began collapsing on a 39-year-old co-worker and covered him."He actually started moving away from it, and an identical collapse occurred just in fron...
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices