New Beginnings

Meet Tocara: A teen who wants to build homes

Posted 1/24/21

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New Beginnings

Meet Tocara: A teen who wants to build homes


Like a lot of little girls, Tocara dreamed of being a princess when she grew up.

But her ambitions shifted as she got older.

“I want to build houses for people,” the 15-year-old says, adding that she hopes to be an engineer when she is an adult.

Tocara is still a fan of royalty, however. In a recent visit to Puppet Pie, a puppet making studio in Phoenix, Tocara got help from owner in making a fuzzy, pink princess puppet.

“My puppet is a princess because I love princesses,” Tocara says.

Tocara likes other artsy activities such as drawing and coloring. She likes to hulu hoop and jump rope. She doesn’t really enjoy the great outdoors.

“I hate hiking because my legs get tired easily,” Tocara says with a smile.

Kirsten Eby, an art therapist who works with Tocara, would do best in a forever family with two parents and siblings. No matter the makeup of the family, Tocara would be a great addition, she adds.

“She cares a lot about other people.”

For more information on children eligible for adoption, call Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) at 602-930-4900, or visit

Editor's note: Mr. Williams  was a family resource development specialist  at
AASK - Aid to Adoption of Special Kids. AASK will be submitting articles regularly to the Daily Independent at in hopes to find children forever families.