Kareem has definite ideas about himself and his future. When asked to describe himself, the 11-year-old confidently replies, “I’m terrific, smart and helpful,” As to what he plans to do when he grows up, Kareem said, “I want to be a firefighter so I can rescue people from fires.”
In the meantime, Kareem enjoys singing, dancing, going to church and playing with cars, trucks, buses and trolleys.
Currently in the third grade, Kareem’s report cards show that he excels in all areas. Music and gym are his favorite subjects. In his foster placement, Kareem keeps his room clean and helps his caretaker with chores.
Kareem wants very much to be adopted and he is sure he would fit right in with any loving, permanent family. As with his career choice, he has definite ideas about what he wants in a forever family.
“They will love me and care for me,” he said. “I would love to have a family that will spend time with me and take me places — to the firehouse or to the beach or to the park.”
With the right family, his potential is boundless. He is close to his siblings and the contact should be maintained.
Adoptive parents do not need to have a specific income and they do not need to own their own homes. This kind of adoption is virtually free and many of the children are eligible for financial subsidy
Please contact the National Adoption Center, 1500 Walnut St., Suite 701, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102, if you would like more information about adopting children out of the foster care system. Call today for a free packet of information (215) 735-9988 or visit the website at www.adopt.org.