Twelve-year-old Kimberly likes her nails to look nice, but admits that painting her fingernails at home “can get messy.”

So, it’s nice to be pampered at Salon D’Shayn in Phoenix and trust in the skills of nail artist Leticia Perez.

“I went with neon pink, because it’s close to rose gold,” Kimberly says, adding that rose gold is officially her favorite color.

Color is important to Kimberly, who 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.

“My favorite sport is volleyball,” she says.

Kimberly says she enjoys going to school and that her favorite subject is math.

“I want to go to college and be a veterinarian when I grow up,” she says, adding that she loves dogs. Lizards and snakes, not so much.

“I would treat a snake,” she says, “but I would be nervous.”

“Kimberly will do best in a home where she is the only child or the youngest child,” says Brianna, 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

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