Smart, spunky, sporty... These are just three ways to describe August's Wednesday's Child.
Monica is a small town girl with big city dreams! She knows no boundaries.
"I do volleyball, basketball, cheer, softball. I do band. I play clarinet."
And in Monica's free time, when there is some, this 15-year-old volunteers at nursing homes and tutors kids, and let's not forget she makes quite a splash in school.
"I like school. I go to learn."
Refreshing words from a teen who’s gone through so much in such a short time yet constantly gives of herself.
I wanted to hear what she wanted in life, so we sat down and chatted poolside at Ripley's Parchment Valley.
"I like little kids, sad when they're sick. I just want to help them."
To do that Monica has her sights set on a volleyball scholarship. She's got the grades and hopes with hard work and dedication she can dive into a career as a pediatrician.
Because she is so good with children having a family with kids would be a bonus.
As for parents she'd like...
"Probably a combination between strict and cool, sort of like have rules but laid back."
And Monica's idea of kicking-back?
"I like staying at home, on the computer. I'm a big computer geek!"
I'm sure Bill Gates heard that a time or two and he has made an empire out of his geekiness!
At 5 feet 8, this tall teen is soaring to new and exciting heights!
As she reaches for the future she hopes to have a family cheering on her every success.
For more information on Monica, log onto www.adoptawvchild.org.
If you want to find out more by phone call, toll-free, 1-866-call-MWV.
And if you're interested in adoption in Ohio, you can call your county children's services office. That number in Washington County is 740-373-3485.