11-year-old foster child searches for a forever family

    8:00 AM, Oct 14, 2010   |    comments
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    There are more than 500 children here in our state in need of a forever family. Many of them are older children, like 11-year-old Keiyana.

    By the time most children have reached that age, they have had years of dance or gymnastics. When you are a foster child,  however, things other kids take for granted aren't always possible.

    Keiyana dreams of becoming a gymnast but has never had a lesson. It was a rare treat for her to be able to visit the Little Gym in Little Rock and get some proper instruction.

    Besides gymnastics, Keiyana enjoys watching scary movies and loves school--especially math.

    Despite her impressive math skills, Keiyana is unable to add up the amount of time or the number of homes she's been in since become a foster child.

    Two of Keiyana's brothers have been adopted and she hopes that one day it will happen for her as well.

    "I want a mom and a dad," says Keiyana.

    There is no cost associated with adopting children in the foster care system.

    If you'd like to find out more about Keiyana or the hundreds of other children up for adoption in Arkansas, visit our featured section for everything you need to know.

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