Wednesday’s Child: Despite Hardships, Angelly Is Always Smiling
SANDY, Utah – There are many reasons why a child might end up in foster care, and for this next child it was a simply an unforeseen circumstance.
In this week’s Wednesday’s Child in partnership with Raise the Future, you’ll meet Angelly. Despite the hardships she’s faced, she brings a smile to every situation.
At Lone Pine Bakery in Sandy, you’ll find all the good stuff. But 14-year-old Angelly wasn’t there just to look – she was there to bake.
Angelly loves to be in the kitchen, and she loves to make cookies.
“I like to bake,” she said. “It’s my favorite thing to do when I’m bored.”
Baking is special to this 9th grader. It’s something she would do for her mother before she died.
With no relatives nearby, Angelly entered foster care in Utah.
The idea of being adopted is scary for her, but she wants to take that step.
“I think it’s not going to work for me, but if I have to go to another home, I have to go, no matter what,” she said. “I have to get adopted, no matter what.”
Angelly said her favorite classes in school include science and child development, and she hopes to one day have a career involving children.
“I think I want to work in a daycare,” she said. “Because I love babies.”
One thing you’ll notice about Angelly is that she’s always smiling.
“I always be happy,” she said. “Sometimes I be grumpy and angry, but I always be happy.”
It comes from her heart, she said.
Angelly said she misses her mother, and she hopes she can see her one day. Right now, though, she’s ready to share that big of heart with a family.
She hopes the word “family” will mean as much to them as it does to her.
Angelly will need some ongoing medical care, but she will light up a home.
For more information, contact Raise the Future at 801-265-0444 or go to raisethefuture.org.