Wednesday's Child: Blake

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by CYNTHIA IZAGUIIRE

WFAA

Posted on September 21, 2011 at 3:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 8:55 AM

Blake is very smart, helpful and considerate. She said her best friend can always count on her.

"I'm nice and kind and she can tell me stuff that I won't tell anybody else," said Blake.

The reward for a patient family will come each time she smiles! Blake has such a sweet heart.

She is quiet at first, but it does not take long for Blake to open up about herself.

"I like to sing," Blake said. "I like to do my hair. I like to go shopping. I like to do my nails. I like to talk."

But mainly, this talented teen likes to sing. She uses her voice to get her through the tough times.  Blake has been in foster care since she was five-years-old.

"I really want a family because I've been in foster care for a whole 8 years and I haven't had a family that I can just stay with and be there and not have to move to another home," Blake said.

Blake needs a family that will be able to provide consistency, stability, love and attention.

"I want parents who will always be there for me and help me through whatever I need help with and be nice to me," she said.

At school, Blake has been making progress behaviorally and academically. She has improved her grades, made the honor roll and recently received awards.

"School's good. Everybody's nice at my school."

While she can be very thoughtful and engaging, Blake can also develop an attitude real quickly. Her new family will need to have patience as Blake might test limits.

One place where she likes to cool off is in a swimming pool.

"When I'm in the water it gives me time to think and focus and I can be under water for about a minute."

This week’s Wednesday's Child, 13 year-old Blake, loves to spend time by the water and the flowers. During her adventure to the Dallas arboretum with Channel 8's Cynthia Izaguirre, Blake's personality blossomed just like the flowers.

"It's really pretty. I like the big big trees," she says as she looks up at the towering Oak trees.

It's her deepest desire to share her love with a forever family.

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