Brook Brownstein is a 2020 Star of Adoption! Brook is 16 years old and attends Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. She moved from her foster home in Texas to her current home in Maryland at age 10. Adjusting to a new school, home, family, and even a new state was not always easy, but Brook did it with the kindness, humor, silliness, and huge heart that are her trademarks.
Brook is talented and creative; she enjoys performing in plays and dancing at her summer camps, writing stories and song lyrics, and drawing. She works with younger children at her synagogue and volunteers with kids at an art camp. Last year, she received special recognition for completing all of the community service hours required for high school graduation by the end of 8th grade. After much hard work and determination, she recently had her Bat Mitzvah, and everyone at this special event was deeply moved by the original prayer she wrote for children who have found their forever families through adoption.
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