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Wednesday's Child: 16-Year-Old Veronica

Veronica, sixteen-years-old, is a sweet girl of Hispanic descent. She is very shy with new people however once she warms up to you she is very engaging! She is inquisitive and loves to learn new things. Veronica is very loving and compassionate, and is willing to help anyone that is in need.

Veronica is diagnosed with mild mental retardation and attends school in a specialized classroom. At school, she has been learning how to cook and enjoys making breakfast for everyone. The school has a couple of dogs that attend daily and Veronica enjoys seeing and patting them when allowed. Veronica loves playing with her iPod and listening to her music. She is the first person to be dancing to the songs at adoption parties. Veronica, like most teenagers, is longing for a cell phone with Wi-Fi on it. Her favorite TV show is 'Sponge Bob' and she loves watching movies. Veronica loves to laugh at comedy movies and her laugh is infectious!

Veronica will often coordinate her outfits to match, all the way down to the hair elastics in her hair. She had watched her American Girl Dolls get their hair done at the local store and has since tried the styles on her own hair. Veronica is legally freed for adoption and would do best in a single or two-parent female family, without other children, or with older female children.

For more information you can contact MARE: 617-54-ADOPT (617-542-3678) or visit

Since its inception in 1981, Wednesday's Child has been a collaboration of the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE), the Department of Children & Families and WBZ-TV/CBS Boston. Hosted by Jack Williams for the last 34 years, this weekly series has given a face and voice to the children who wait the longest for families. Wednesday's Child has helped find homes for hundreds of waiting children and continues to raise awareness about adoption from foster care.

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