are words often used to describe Farrakahn. The 15-year-old's great personality has made him very popular with his peers.

Music is an important part of his life and he has shown a knack for it with his natural rhythm and ability to stay in tune. He also is a skilled dancer. Football is another activity he enjoys.

A high school student, his favorite class is science. Although Farrakahn has not yet decided on a career, he volunteered last summer as a counselor's assistant and greatly enjoyed the opportunity to help others.

Farrakahn has a close relationship with his brother, Elijah (profiled last week), with whom he resides, and it is important that they be adopted together to preserve the bond they share.

The siblings have the potential to develop into successful, productive adults. However, they cannot do this alone. They need the freedom to grow, to give and receive love and to feel that they belong. The ideal family for these teens would provide guidance and structure as well as motivating and encouraging them. They are eligible for financial subsidy.

They and other children are available for adoption by approved applicants. For a free information packet contact the National Adoption Center, 1500 Walnut St., Suite 701, Philadelphia 19102. Call 215-735-9988, or visit the website at