Kind-hearted 10-year-old girl eager for adoption

By Gillian Sheridan

KIalee enjoys crafts such as making pottery, painting and jewelry making.

"My favorite color is green," she said as she picked up a ceramic cross to paint at Pottery Cafe in Tyler.

This 10-year-old is a sweet and polite girl.

"She's kind, she's so kind and she has a kind heart," said Martha Phillips, her foster mom.

Kalee describes herself as "nice, and I have a lot of friends." She is also described as naturally athletic and enjoys playing sports.

"I'd like to try cheerleading," she tells me as she dips her brush in the green paint.

Kalee does well in school and is entering the fifth grade. "My favorite subjects are math and art."

After spending time in foster care, this young lady has learned to adapt quickly to new surroundings.

"She's easygoing and has a good sense of humor," Phillips said. "She kind of goes with the flow."

And she is eager to find her forever home.

"I don't care what kind of family, I just want a family." Kalee said. "If I could pick, I'd like a country family and I want to live on a farm where there are chickens and horses and stuff."

Kalee's self-esteem has been boosted while in foster care and she's hoping to share her new home with siblings to help her continue to grow and blossom.

To learn more about Kalee, join Gillian Sheridan for her "Children are a Gift" report, Tuesday night on CBS 19 Ten @ 10. You can also find information on and To inquire about an East Texas child waiting to be adopted, call 903-533-4109.





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