We continue our partnership with the Department of Human Services, profiling children who need "A Place to Call Home."
Some of them are older, like 12-year old Amy. She's been in foster care almost her entire life.
Amy likes anything girly, such as getting her nails painted. She also likes to sing and dance. So, Apricot Girls Boutique in Sherwood treated her to an afternoon of pampering.
"I love everything here," Amy beams. "I like all of it, I like it a lot!"
For a moment, Amy forgets her lifetime of heartbreak. She has been in foster care since she was 3-years old. Amy also functions on an 8 to 9-year old level, and she has to have her sugar intake monitored due to diabetes. She desperately wants a forever family.
"I'm still waiting for that, and I have hope, and I have faith," says Amy. "And pretty much, I've been in foster care since i was 3."
Amy is a beautiful young lady with a heartwarming smile and a sweet personality. She is well mannered and polite, and she dreams one day of having a permanent home.
"It means a lot for me, and pretty much I want a family who loves me and will be there for me no matter what. I just want a mom and dad and a brother and sisters," says Amy.
"That's my dream, since I was really little, 6 years old, been dreaming. My whole life I've been waiting for that," she says.
Special thanks to Apricot Girls Boutique in Sherwood for hosting Amy. They also gifted her with lotion and lip gloss.
If you'd like to find out more about Amy, or the hundreds of other children up for adoption in Arkansas, visit the state adoption website.
The Department of Human Services is also looking for foster parents as well. There are no costs associated with adopting a child in state care.