Fashion demands focus.

There is measuring fabric, cutting the fabric and stitching seams. Fortunately, 12-year-old Kimberly has an abundance of focus as Naomi Ellis, a fashion design instructor at Phoenix College, guides her through the construction of a purple skirt.

While the session was Kimberly’s first time sewing, it wasn’t the first time she has made something with her hands. She likes to keep herself busy with all sorts of arts and craft projects.

Kimberly wants to join a forever family that shares her passion for creation.

“I’d like to be part of an adventurous family and an arts and crafts family,” she says.

Kimberly also has an athletic side.

“I like to play sports outside like volleyball and soccer,” she says, adding that her volleyball team is on a winning streak.

Kimberly says she would like to be in a home with a mom and a dad, or two moms.

“Kimberly will do best in a home where she is the only child or the youngest child,” says Brianna Rossi, a child-specific adoption recruiter with Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK). “She will do well with older siblings to look up to as positive role models.”

“Kimberly will thrive in an active family that spends a lot of time together and provides her with the encouragement and the attention she needs and deserves,” Rossi says.

Watch the stories of children in foster care waiting on forever families each week on the Wednesday’s Child segment between 5-6 a.m. on 12 Today. You can also view previously aired stories at

For more information on children eligible for adoption, call Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) at 602-930-4900, or visit