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Grant Me Hope: Genesis is an avid dancer who also loves Spanish, Netflix, and P.E.

Posted at 2:28 PM, Jun 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-28 13:11:22-04

Bustin’ a move on the dance floor is the highlight of Genesis’ days. The 14-year-old who has spent time in foster care is hoping to be adopted by a family who likes dancing, too.

“I want to be a professional dancer some day,” Genesis said beaming.

And when it comes to music, she is open minded.

“I listen to everything. Whatever is on -- if it has a nice beat to it, and I like it --  I’ll listen to it,” she said with a smile.

She’s also very much into sports.

“I play volleyball, basketball, track. I’ve played soccer and [I’ve been] a cheerleader, and I’ve done power lifting,” she explained.

She likes P.E. because it spurs on her competitive spirit.

On the academic side of things, Spanish is her favorite class.

After dancing…being a chef is also an appealing idea for this food lover.

Cheesy offerings are among her go-to dishes.

“I love mac and cheese. It’s like my favorite food of all time,” she said enthusiastically.

Grilled cheese and pizza are also on her list – mainly because they have cheese on them.

Hanging out watching movies is one of her weekend traditions.

“I like watching TV. I like binge-watching on Netflix. Scary movies are the best,” she said.

If she had three wishes, Genesis said she’d wish for a big house, to become a professional dancer, and to have a really big pool.

But her primary goal is to find a forever family who will adopt her.

“The family that I would like – they could be loud, funny, adventurous, and like to travel,” she said thoughtfully.

“I’d like to live in the city,” she admitted. “I’m not much of a country girl.”

 “I’m a caring person and really funny and outgoing and crazy,” she giggled.

“I would love to have a family to live with,” she added softly.

She’s been waiting to be adopted since August of 2015.

If you’d like to learn more about Genesis, click here.

You can also call the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at (800)589-6273.

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