Photographed by Gregory Reed

About Zarihya

Asked to describe her ideal day, Zarihya gave an answer that might surprise you.

She imagines herself “going to school,” she says. “Because at school I get to learn more [about] different subjects.” 

She is all about learning, and she gravitates toward subjects like math, science and social studies. She has been working hard to improve her reading skills, and is most proud of her accomplishments in that subject. 

All that studying should help her reach her ultimate goal of becoming a veterinarian when she grows up. Zarihya says she has a special love for animals. Well, except for snakes, lizards, iguanas, sharks and other fish.

Despite this distrust of certain sea life, Zarihya loves the water and visiting the beach. 

She also enjoys going to the mall, taking walks, dancing, skipping - “anything that’ll help me exercise.” 

Zarihya is a child who loves attention and would benefit from a home with structure and support. She describes herself as intelligent and active. 

“I like to do things,” she says.

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