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Mandy Somerville
Agency Name:
The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA - 15217
Abigail(Age 12)
Meet two wonderful sisters, Christine and Abigail, who goes by Abby!

Christine, the oldest, is a wonderful young lady with a beautiful smile. She’s the quieter of the sisters and can often be found reading books or listening to music in her room. Her favorite movie is “Jurassic Park” and she knows all about that series. She’s recently discovered a love for the games Minecraft and Roblox. She has a great sense of humor and can be outspoken at times. She joined the track team at school and is doing several jumping and running events. She loves school and much prefers to be in person rather than virtual, she’s decided. She gets along well with her teachers and was named “Student of the Month” this past January. Her favorite color is “purple mixed with blue.”

Abby is the younger, more outgoing and active, of the sisters. She’s got a bubbly and happy personality and enjoys helping others., She loves cats, swimming, walks, and playing board games. She especially likes Monopoly and the Game of Life. She’s currently teaching herself to skateboard by following her favorite YouTuber. She’s also taken up learning to play soccer. Abby is a girl on the go! In her quieter moments, she’s discovered that she likes to read and listen to music. She loves the movie “Heaven is For Real” and the song “God knows your Name.” Church and her faith are very important to her so a family will need to respect this. She’s done exceptionally well in school this year and all her teachers have praised her for her hard work. She’ll admit that math gives her some problems, but she still gets a good grade in it.

Parental rights have been terminated for Christine and Abigail.

For more information, a family can call the SWAN Helpline at 1-800-585-SWAN or have the family worker contact the OCMI recruiter, Mandy Somerville, via telephone or email
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