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9-year-old Leeah “I want a mom and a dad. I want a sister.”

Posted at 12:34 PM, Jun 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-03 12:34:43-04

DETROIT, Mich. — Her smile can light up a room, according to someone close to 9-year-old Leeah – who is currently in foster care in Michigan awaiting adoption.

“Hi, my name is Leeah. I am nine, in third grade. Pink is my favorite, favorite color,” said Leeah enthusiastically in her video by the Michgian-based non-profit Grant Me Hope.

“I love school. I love my teacher. My favorite class is gym and computers,” she said.

Leeah loves animals – especially dogs. German Shepherds are her favorite.

“And she loves babies, and she's very nurturing,” said her worker.

“I like to play at the park, and I love to go swimming. I love to pay at the water park. I love to run, play with friends. I love to play tag,” Leeah said.

Leeah has been waiting to be adopted since July of 2019.

“I want a mom and a dad. I want a sister,” said Leeah.

“She would, I know, love to live on a farm. She definitely has said in the past that she wants siblings. I would just say, overall, she's sweet and bubbly and friendly, and she's helpful. If you ask her to do something, she does it,” said her worker.

“I'm helpful. I'm a big kid,” Leeah said.

Her worker added, “She's just a fun kid to hang out with. I wish for Leeah to have a family that will just love her and accept her for who she is, and really celebrate the things that she likes to do. Just a home where she can just be there forever.”

If you’d like to learn more about Leeah, click here.

If you’d like to adopt Leeah, call the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at (800)589-6273.

If you’re not able to adopt, you can still help!

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