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Former Foster Child Marks Her 7th Birthday By By Helping Other Foster Children In A Special Way
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Former Foster Child Marks Her 7th Birthday By By Helping Other Foster Children In A Special Way

"She's always known she’s been adopted. She’s always had curiosity about foster children," the mother explained

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Editor’s note: This article was originally published on April 2, 2021. It has since been updated.

Finding a loving home is a blessing for many children. 7-year-old Laila is not only thankful for getting a great family but is determined to do something for other children who weren't so fortunate, reported KCTV5

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Laila, who will be turning 7 years old next week, says that she has decided to collect clothes for children in need on her birthday. This sentiment to 'give back' is quite remarkable for a girl of her age. For her adoptive mother, Coleen Burgess, this is nothing new, she always knew that Laila was very different when compared to other children her age. She explained the child's nature saying, "Laila is a very curious person. She's a very old soul and she's always known she’s been adopted. She’s always had a curiosity about foster children. Burgess had adopted the compassionate child out of foster care when she was barely eight months old. Prior to that, Burgess had already taken in 18 foster children for emergency placement, reported KCTV5

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