Photographed by Betsy Marotto

About Aniesha

With her larger-than-life personality, Aniesha lights up any room she enters, just like a ray of sunshine. Her energy is contagious and her excitement about excelling and overcoming life’s challenges, admirable.

“My life hasn’t been all good and it hasn’t been all bad,” she says, “but I just put it all behind me and focus on my schoolwork and friends.”

An aspiring forensic pathologist, Aniesha is proud to attend a magnet school and credits herself with being a good listener who is easy to get along with. For fun, she likes listening to R&B, hip-hop and pop music, and cheerleading and socializing.

The hardest thing she’s ever had to do was re-enter foster care, so Aniesha’s hoping to find a forever family who will share some of the same qualities she has.

“I want a family that’s respectful and fun, like me,” she says. With wisdom beyond her years, Aniesha encourages any potential families to make the decision responsibly.

“Take your time. If you can’t take care of yourself right now, don’t [try to] take care of somebody else.”

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