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Child in Need: Shelly looking for a friend

• Who: Shelly.

• Age: 10.

• Hometown: Brainerd.

• Interests: Swimming, fishing, gardening, bike riding and animals.

• Why I want a partner: “I'm alone a lot. I'd like a friend to do fun things with.”

• Current number of children waiting for partners: 29 boys, 21 girls.

Shelly is a great youngster. She is friendly, talkative and loves to go out and do things. She especially loves animals and someday would like to be a veterinarian. She lives with her mom and an older sister. Mom works long hours and her sister is busy with her own life. Shelly would love to have a fun-loving adult female to be her mentor.

Did you know that Kinship Partners serves families in Crow Wing and southern Cass counties by providing positive role models to youths from the ages of 5 to 14? We have offices in Brainerd, Pequot Lakes and Crosby.

For more information about Kinship Partners or any of the children on our waiting list, call (218) 829-4606 or (877) 730-5437 or email Or visit our website at