We learned about a two headed snake at the Natural Science Museum, watched the fish, and this week's Wednesday's Child talked about why she wants to be a social worker. 17 year old Kapresha wants to be adopted but says she's afraid and she is running out of time before she ages out of the system.
Kapresha is quiet and well mannered. She says she can be shy around strangers. She is 10th grade and says high school is okay but not great.
"What don't you like about high school? All the drama", Kapresha said.
While she does not have a lot of hobbies Kapresha does have a few favorite past times.
"I like to use the computer, I like to spend time with my family, I like to sleep and watch TV", said Kapresha.
Kapresha likes reading books that focus on different adventures. Though reading makes the cut for her favorite subject there is one class she would love to avoid if she could.
"Algebra 1", she told us.
She has decided she wants to be a social worker. Kapresha says her time in foster care gives her first hand knowledge of what children experience.
"I like, I want to help people", Kapresha explained.
Kapresha wants to be adopted but says she is reluctant.
"I feel okay about it, I'm kind of scared, but I feel ok. Why are you scared? Because I'm afraid they might not like me at first. Why does that bother you? Because there are a lot of mean people in this world now", said Kapresha.
Kapresha believes no one wants an older child, but she is hopeful there is a forever family who will change her mind and give her a permanent home.
To learn more call the Mississippi Adoption Resource Exchange at 1-800-821-9157.
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