Loving and engaging, almost always laughing and smiling, 17-year-old Raymear greets you with a hug when you arrive and gives you an enthusiastic high-five when you leave. He affectionately calls out the names of those he cares about, and blossoms with one-on-one attention.
A 10-year-old with sparkling eyes and a brilliant smile, Neilek has a great sense of humor and boundless energy, which he channels into sports. His favorites are football and soccer, followed by swimming. For a breather, he plays video games and watches cartoons on TV.
Ajanai is a sweet 15-year-old with an affinity for cooking and particularly baking, which she hopes to pursue as a career. She also loves music and spends hours listening to her favorite bands and watching music videos. Among other high-priority pastimes: joining her friends in experimenting with lip gloss and mascara, going swimming, and participating in Zumba classes.
Daniyah is an adorable 9-year-old with a delightful smile. She is bright, assertive, independent, and self-confident. Very articulate for her young age, Daniyah can hold her own in conversations with adults and her peers. Energetic and athletic, she loves to play baseball, basketball, and soccer. Daniyah also enjoys riding her bike, dancing, and listening to music. Birthdays and Christmas are her favorite holidays, because that's when families come together and celebrate.
Like most 12-year-olds, Gianna takes great pride in her appearance and loves putting outfits together and having her hair and nails done. She also likes to sing and dance, and, during a talent show with her peers, was delighted to display her skills in a song from Frozen.
The Inquirer features children who are available for adoption each Monday. For a free information packet, contact the National Adoption Center, 1500 Walnut St., Suite 701, Philadelphia 19102. Call 215-735-9988, or visit the Web site at www.adopt.org.