Monday, April 17, 2006

Character: Angel

"Angel" comes to us as an almost-four-year-old little black girl. She's adorable, with big brown eyes, kinky hair and a wonderful, in-your-face attitude. She knows what she wants and she will get it or let the entire neighborhood know that she didn't.

Her mother is a junkie who was suspected of prenatal drug use while carrying "Angel"...the man that they think is her father is in prison. She's originally from the Chicago area and has been in a couple of foster homes now. She's got physical problems, but none that seem like they'll be serious long-term liabilities.

She has a thing for brushing her teeth, which is good, and to judge by dinner our first night, when she's done eating, if there is food still on her plate she will pass out pieces of it to whoever is eating with her until it is gone. I got a share of her fries our first meal together. She most definitely does not like the word "no". There will be battle royals about that in the future, I think.

"Angel" has a ready smile, a much sharper wit than you would expect, and gets along famously with our dogs, who seem to feel she is the finest thing to happen to our family in a spell. I think they're right about that, and I think "Angel" is adoption material, if we're lucky enough.


At 7:46 AM , Anonymous Auntie J said...

You make me want to jump in the truck and come right over. And yes i have toys and books for the kid...LOL She's spoiled allready and doesnt even know it...

At 10:15 AM , Blogger Tamara said...

Oh my - sounds like what would have become of our Sugar Cookie if she was not taken at birth - mom junkie and dad in jail. It will be interesting for Josie to watch the interactions, too. Good grief though, with her away so much now, I wonder how on earth they think any of this is going to help her. I'm not surprised at all that you'll not work with them again.


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