Optimistic Brea, just turned 18, is smart and creative

Brea, who just celebrated her 18th birthday, is considering enlisting in the Army or becoming a mechanic when she graduates from high school. In the meantime, she keeps busy with a variety of activities. A smart, shy and creative young lady, she enjoys video games, swimming, and playing basketball, volleyball, and flag football. Although she loves to cook and try new foods, her favorite is Caribbean cuisine.

Brea also is interested in fashion, dance, music, and dogs. Math and chemistry are her favorite subjects in school. She is proud of her talents, her knowledge, and her common sense. An optimistic teen, Brea sees a positive future for herself. She hopes that some day that future will include a permanent home with people who care about her.

Brea is considering the Army after graduation.

Many separations and losses have been part of her past. She has the potential to be successful and reach her personal goals. However, she cannot do this alone. She needs the freedom to grow, to give and receive love, and to feel that she belongs. Brea would thrive with a family that will be supportive, kind, patient, and loving.

Brea and other children are available for adoption by approved applicants. For a free information packet contact the National Adoption Center, 1500 Walnut St., Suite 701, Philadelphia 19102. Call 215-735-9988, or visit the website at www.adopt.org