13-year old girl spends nearly her entire life in foster care

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Heading to the ice cream shop is pure joy for this 7th grader, Destiny. She made her own peanut butter chocolate creation. 

    "I just don't know what flavor I'm gonna pick," she said. "I would eat ice cream for every meal if I was able to."

    This day, it's whatever she wants, courtesy of Cold Stone Creamery.

    "I think I'm gonna enjoy this," Destiny says.

    From the bins and bins of candy toppings and chocolate treats to the freezer full of ice cream flavors and freshly baked waffle cones.

    "We import our chocolate from Belgium," says owner Mauricio Aguilar.

    "Sometimes I like vanilla and like to add a bunch of toppings," Destiny says.

    Aguilar wanted to make sure Destiny was well-cared-for, especially after learning of her past in and out of foster homes since she was a toddler.

    "As soon as I'd get used to a place, I'd have to move again," says Destiny. "Hard for me to get used to everything."

    In fact, she has never known the true feeling of home. It's something she can only imagine.

    "It would feel like a place that a mom and dad are together," Destiny says. "And I know sometimes not always gonna be happiness around the house, just the feeling of the love inside the house."

    She dreams of what it would be and holds out hope that someone out there watching will adopt her and bring her home.

    "I know that there's gonna be a plan," Destiny says. "That everything's gonna work out perfectly in the end. I'm just waiting for it to happen"

    Destiny dreams of one day becoming a police officer when she grows up.

    Special thanks to Cold Stone Creamery. They gifted her with a heart-shaped ice cream cake to take home.

    Log on to the Arkansas Department of Human Services adoption website if you'd like more information on Destiny or any of the children up for adoption.

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

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