Saki was born feral and is the shyest of the 3 siblings that we rescued. However she is a very sweet girl and cute as a button. She has already come a long way from a feral that hid all the time to a confident little house cat. We still have to sneak up on her when she's sleeping to pet her but she lets us pick her up and will purr for us and seems to really want attention.
a feral cat had a litter of 4 kittens in our neighborhood. Our neighbor started feeding them but then his mom, who is allergic made him stop so they would go away. So there they were hungry and nobody feeding them anymore. I couldn't take it and started feeding them. Once they started letting us get a little closer to them we noticed how raggedy and flea bitten the poor things were and had to help them further. Then one of them was killed by a loose dog and we knew we had to do more than feed the remaining 3 so we treated them for fleas and let them into our garage and started calling rescues. Peninsula CatWorks came to our rescue and got them fixed, chipped and vaccinated. We were never able to keep them since we already have 3 cats but it was clear that nobody else was going to help them so we felt we had no choice.
I'm not sure how Saki would react to children. I really think that she will eventually come out of her shell if she is with cat people that understand how to work with formerly feral cats. We pick her up when she's sleeping or sleepy and she lets us pet her and purrs and stretches out. She does like other cats and gets along well with our grown cats. She probably would be terrified of a dog.
Saki has flea allergies so must be kept flea free. She might need a little extra talc and patience to bring her out of her shell. I would love it if she and her brother Panda to be adopted together. They are very close.