Valentin (11)

Valentin was a boy who is easy to get a smile from. He was very friendly and conversational. We enjoyed visiting with him. He likes to play games on a computer or telephone. He also enjoys ice-skating. He likes playing outdoors more than indoors and has many friends of all ages. He loves to eat jelly but not onions. His favorite color is orange and his favorite animal is a cat. When he grows up he would like to be a truck driver because he wants to travel. He has never been hosted and we love the opportunity to come to America. His favorite sport is boxing and his favorite class is music. He especially enjoys rock music. If he had money and could buy anything in the world, he would buy an apartment in food and then he would help the poor. We think any family would be blessed to have him in their home for summer. Note* Valentin and Zoryana’s younger sister is too young for hosting at this time. 

Zoryana (9)

Zoryana came into the interview a little upset. She has a younger sister who is sick and she felt it was unfair that little sister got to see us before she did. Just showed us that she might have a little bit of a strong-willed personality. However she quickly released her frustration and showed us smiles. Zoryana enjoys jump rope being in drawing.  When she grows up she would like to be a hairdresser. Her favorite color is blue and her favorite animal is a cat. Her favorite food is cabbage rolls and she does not like to eat porridge with milk. She enjoys picture books. If she had money and could buy anything in the world she would buy a house, food, and clothes. She would also buy a salon so she could be the best hairdresser.  We asked her if she would like the opportunity to come to America. Her response was, dreams don’t come true. Our translator explained to her that sometimes dreams do come true and for her to keep her dreams alive. She said she would love the opportunity to meet a family, she told us that her mom gave up on her. She told us that her mom has forgotten about them and does not even come to visit. We think this little girl would absolutely bloom in a family who showered her with love.