Thirteen-year-old Crystal is a social butterfly with an energetic personality and a captivating smile. She loves to socialize with other children and enjoys the company of the caring adults in her life. She is often described as a “jokester,” who loves to make others smile and laugh. She loves painting, yoga, playing with blocks and with dolls, especially Barbies, listening to her favorite vocalist Katie Perry and dancing. When she’s not at the beach, the boardwalk and Great Adventure, she likes to be helpful around the house—sweeping, folding clothes and loading the dishwasher. Crystal can speak even though she has autism, but communicates mainly by gesture, pointing or touch. She would do best in a structured two-parent family and should continue visiting with her brother after she is adopted.
Crystal is just one of hundreds of children who wait for families to adopt them. You can meet more children on the Adoption Center’s website www.adopt.org
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This post originally appeared on our March/April 2018 Magazine