Catherine, 15, is beautiful, intelligent and determined. She enjoys arts, crafts, gymnastics, track and spending time with friends. A spirited teenager, she is very motivated by her Christian faith. Enrolled in ninth grade, her goal is to maintain her excellent grades so she will have a brighter future after graduation. Affectionate and helpful by nature, she keeps her bedroom neat and clean. Catherine takes great pride in her appearance and carefully budgets her allowance, saving money for many months as she looks forward to her next shopping spree.

Jonathan, 14, delights in outdoor sports that require high energy, including track, soccer and basketball. He also enjoys watching movies and playing video games. He tries to please those around him and thrives on praise. In the eighth grade, he is learning to focus his attention more effectively. Math and science are his favorite subjects. Like his sister, Jonathan is very helpful around the house and cheerfully assists his foster parents with chores.

The siblings are very close and it is hoped they will be adopted together. If not, then they should remain in contact. They are eligible for financial subsidy.

The siblings 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 www.adopt.org