Wednesday's Child: Aladria

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by CYNTHIA IZAGUIRRE

WFAA

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 4 at 12:37 PM

This weeks Wednesday's Child is an outgoing, warm-hearted and loving girl who enjoys movies and playing in the backyard.

Since Aladria was our princess for the day, we took her on a field trip to the Dallas Arboretum's Cinderella Pumpkin Village.

It came to life when Aladria showed up. She enjoyed exploring the village, which is surrounded by thousands of pumpkins, gourds and one glass slipper.

"There are 5,000 pumpkins," Aladria observed.

When Aladria is not counting pumpkins, she enjoys attending the Boys and Girls Club.

Aladria can be a wonderful helper when she applies herself. She is also working on being a better student. She's currently receiving extra help with math and reading.

"My favorite subject is coloring, drawing and doing math, doing multiplication and going to school," she said.

When it comes to athletics, it appears Aladria is into a multitude of sports.

"I'm good at cheerleading, dancing, soccer, baseball and dodge ball," she said with a smile on her face.

Sometimes it's hard for Aladria to make friends as she lacks appropriate social skills that allow her to play peacefully with other children.

One of her favorite things to do is play "dress up." She and her friends have their favorite characters.

"We like sleeping beauty, the (Little) Mermaid, Fairy God mother and pumpkins," she said.

Aladria has expressed a desire to be adopted. In fact, the topic makes her smile big. She knows exactly how she wants her parents to treat her.

"They feed you healthy stuff," she said. "They treat you right and they care for you and love you and will always be there for you."

The vibrant third grader will need a family who will be patient, structured and give unconditional love. It's crucial that Aladria have clear rules and expectations. She needs parents who will not engage in power struggles with her or treat her differently from other children in the home.

She promises to give you unconditional love sealed with a smile.

E-mail cizzy@wfaa.com

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