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Editor's Note: Window on the Clearwater joined the Wednesday's Child network a little more than a year ago to help spread the word about children that are waiting for families to give them the loving care that they need. Each Wednesday we will profile a different child. For more information about Wednesday's Child and how you can be involved check the web site at:

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Age: 15

"My name is Lucinda, but my friends call me Lucy or "Lucy Loo." If you like hanging out at the spa, getting facials or makeovers, we won't have much in common. I like to be active, play sports and hang out with my friends. I love to laugh, so humor will be important in my family. I like watching a movie once in a while, but I'm not a couch potato. That would be so boring! I'd love to live in a home that has animals. I have a gerbil named Midnight who insists on living with us.

I look forward to having patient parents; a mom that's loving and caring and a dad that plays games with me. It doesn't matter if they have other kids in the family, but they must understand that all kids are different and not compare me to others. I'm unique.

I also need parents who aren't intimidated by my love for my birth mother. I'm able to have continued contact with her. I need that and so does she. My adoptive family has to be OK with inviting her to important events in my life.

Please trust me to dress the way I want. Love me, love my chains and wrist covers. I get along with people who show respect for each other and focus on more important things than clothing.

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I like school and I'm getting good grades. Science and Choir are my favorite subjects. Reading and Language are my least favorite. I pretty much have my plans set after high school. I want to be a Marine. I'll enter academy and train towards a career as an aerospace engineer.

I love snowboarding. I can't wait to use my Bogus Basin ski pass and drop-in lessons. I would also like to try sky diving some day."

Lucy's vitality tends to uplift most of the people she meets. Although she loves energy drinks, she definitely has some natural reserves of her own! Her enjoyment of the simple things in life is something she could share with the right kind of family.

Lucy does need parents who can assist her in coping with feelings related to separation. Her adoptive family will come to appreciate her resilient nature as they give her an occasional lift when she's feeling down. Lucy responds well to disciplinary techniques that embrace good choices rather than coercing with criticism or blame. Recognize her strengths--which are many--and you will watch her grow into her natural leadership abilities. Lucy intends to live life to its fullest!

To find out more about Lucy, call the Idaho CareLine number, 1-800-926-2588. In Idaho you can dial 2-1-1. You may be asked to provide this reference number: 30281.

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