Lydia seems shy when you first meet her, but in fact she is friendly and nurturing; qualities that are great in any teacher, which is what she wants to be when she grows up.
Lydia has a positive attitude and is often walking around with a big smile on her face. She is pleasant to be around and likes to help out. Lydia enjoys expressing her creative side through art, band and photography, which are all important to her.
She dreams of traveling to Malawi one day and exploring the country, capturing the natural beauty. Lydia also loves to socialize, and a dream day for her might include shopping with her forever family and a trip to Starbucks.
She was born in October 2004.
There are more than 500 children in temporary foster homes in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. They have been abused, neglected or abandoned. While some may eventually return to their birth families, the rest will need adoptive families.
Families First Network is a community-based care agency that provides foster care and adoption services for children and families in the Northwest Florida area from Escambia County east to Walton County.
Families interested in adoption can contact Families First Network at 1-866-313-9874 in Pensacola or by contacting Adoption Recruitment Specialist, Kati Andrews at 850-469-3847.
As seen in the April 11 issue of Navarre Press.
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