Editor's Note: Window on the Clearwater has joined the Wednesday's Child network 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: http://www.idahowednesdayschild.org/.
"I loved how Eric did my hair today. I feel so pretty! I was a little nervous about the color, but it turned out well. I like doing nails and hair and makeup.
I'm more of an artist than an athlete, though I do like basketball and volleyball. This year at school I'm taking drama, concert choir and art. I like music a lot. I like to sing and I play the piano a little bit. This year I will be taking hip-hop dance lessons.
I'm not picky about where I live or what my family might look like. The main thing is people who have a sense of fun. I don't often get depressed or sad. I do like to tease or joke to lighten things up.
I like Boise, but I've also lived in other cities. I would like a family that will help me stay connected with my brother and my sister, who are being adopted by a couple in Idaho.
The trait I like in my present foster mom, Joyce, is that she lets me know that she likes me and wants me. When I came back to Boise, she welcomed me and said, 'The family doesn't feel complete without you.' She's fair. She has a good sense of humor. She gives me choices and respect...that's really important. Like, you know when I'm getting mad because I tend to get a smart mouth. Joyce gives me time alone to think things over. If I'm getting angry, I go to my room and that helps me calm down and think things through. I like to have a say in my life. I would like to be listened to and have someone advise me, but don't take away all my choices and expect me to do everything your way."
According to Meciah's adoption worker, this young woman has survived disappointments and losses with determination and courage. A beautiful girl with many talents, Meciah shows an aptitude for the arts; singing, dance, drawing and drama. She works hard to reverse a trend towards pre-diabetes through healthy food choices and exercise, although sometimes she needs gentle reminders. Meciah does well earning privileges and earning trust. She enjoys being able to have some freedoms and will do her best to show you she can be responsible. Her interest in clothing, style and shopping could be shared with a mom or a sister.
The location, wealth, composition or race of an adoptive or guardian family is less important to Meciah than the way they treat each other. For a family who cares more about how each member of the family feels--valued and loved for who they are rather than how they look to others--Meciah is ready to be a part of that scene. Her intelligence and caring heart will unlock and set free the anxieties she may have about truly being valued as your daughter. Please call the Idaho CareLine if you want to be a part of Meciah's world. You will be so glad you did!
Portrait by Matt Green from Barb Bergeson Studio Gallery
To find out more about Meciah, adoption or becoming a foster parent, email the Idaho CareLine or call 1-800-926-2588. You may be asked to provide this reference number: 30489.
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