Cianni is an adorable and energetic 8-year-old. Despite her age, she already has decided upon a career. She loves basketball and is very proud of her skills at the game. Cianni dreams of playing for a WNBA team when she grows up. For now, she hopes to meet an NBA player and attend a game. If that doesn't work out, she would like to meet the members of a college women's basketball team and see one of their games.

Cianni gets along well with children her age and with adults. She is friendly and outgoing when she meets new people. In the third grade, she does well academically. Writing is her favorite subject.

A perfect day for her would include playing basketball, riding her bike, and eating all the cake and ice cream she wanted to.

Cianni wants very much to be adopted and has definite ideas about her ideal forever family. She wants to be able to go to church, shopping, and to movies with them. They would also all cook together. Cianni currently lives in the same foster home as her 10-year-old sister, Bianca (profiled last week), and it is very important that they remain together.

Cianni, Bianca, and other children are available for adoption. For information, contact Anna Coleman at the National Adoption Center.