Wednesday's Child

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Life isn't easy for kids without the guidance of a mom and dad. That's the case for Doyal a teenager with a lot of heart, but not a lot of direction.

A hard edge, but a soft interior, that's probably the best way to describe 14-year-old Doyal. He made the trip to Sistersville, first visiting the Wells Inn where he shared a lot about himself including his sense of style.

"I like black clothes and Converse shoes," says the teen sporting gelled hair, his high-top shoes, and black fish-net gloves.

He says his favorite pastimes include snowboarding, ski boarding, and listening to music. This 7th grader likes rock music and the rocker look; let's not forget about the piercings.

Doyal got to spend the day in Sisterville checking out the scenery from the historic hotel to the ferry. He says he is looking for a family with parents that are a bit laid back and not too strict. However, his social workers say he needs a family that can provide him unconditional love and understanding.

If you are interested in learning more about Doyal or adoption in West Virginia, you can call toll-free 1-866-CALL-MWV or log onto the Web at

If you're interested in adoption in Ohio, you can call your county Children's Services office. The number in Washington County is 740-373-3485.