Foster teen praying for a forever family

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Krista is not used to a lot of attention.  In fact, no one has ever even taken her shopping.

    So when the stylists and owners at Forsythe's/Kristin Todd in west Little Rock found that out, they made certain Krista was pampered, fashionable, and trendy.

    Krista loves clothes, but the trouble is she lives in a group foster home and doesn't have the many privileges so many of us take for granted.

    "I'm really grateful that they, like, helped me out to find the right outfits that I like," Krista says,

    The ladies at the store initially wanted to treat her to one ensemble, but then they saw how happy and overwhelmed she was, so they treated her to three!

    Shortly after all was tried on, and outfits chosen, she was also gifted an owl necklace.

    She sat down to share her story of her life as a foster child since the age of three.

    "I'm fourteen now. That's a long time, I know," Krista says. 

    She shares the difficulty of living in a group home, the repeated dashed hope that a family will come for her, and the feeling of being unwanted.

    "I've been trying to get adopted for a very long time and nothing's working out," Krista says. 

    Nothing's working out, she says, but days like this give her hope that there is a family out there who will adopt her.

    "It would make me happy, and I just wouldn't have to deal with all the moving around. I want to have a place so I can call it home," she shares. 

    Click on the Arkansas Department of Human Services adoption website for more information on Krista or any of the children up for adoption in state foster care.

    There are no costs associated with adopting a child in state care.

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