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Wednesday’s Child

Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe
Thursday’s child has far to go,
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.
Often when news stations or papers introduce children available for adoption, they call them Wednesday’s children, based on the rhyme above.
November is Adoption Awareness Month, and in Virginia, social services leaders want to get rid of that woe for more than 1,400 foster children available for adoption.
So the Virginia Department of Social Services has launched a new page, so prospective parents can easily meet the kids waiting for adoption.
And at The Free Lance-Star, we feature an available child each month. Our next one should be out sometime in the next week. We’ll be featuring Yesmine, a Henrico teen who loves to style hair.