Every Monday, WXXV features a child from Mississippi hoping to get adopted.
13-year-old Lyric has been in foster care for over two years. She would like to be with a family that is permanent and will accept her as their own.
“I’m 13 years old and I’m going to the 8th grade. I like to draw and I like to read and write and I am pretty easy to get along with.
“If I had to pick a mentor it would be my grandma because I really look up to her. She’s humble and she’s caring and loving and she’s just like the perfect role model for me.
“In my free time, I usually just I work on some of my animations. I draw and make characters or I write and make stories.
“If I would go on vacation I would probably go somewhere cold because I like cold climates the best and it’s perfect for blankets and hot chocolate and stuff.
“The greatest gift I’ve ever given to someone was just being myself and I give good advice to people. I mostly give advice because I don’t want anybody to like have go through what I go through. I won’t want nobody else to stay in the system for 8 or 9 years and see through all that and have to go home to home.
“Yeah, I’m actually afraid I won’t get adopted but I have a different thought process and I don’t think like others think I guess and that kind of makes it hard for me to communicate. I would like to be with a family that is permanent and that will accept me as their own. It doesn’t matter if they biological or not, really just as long as I have people that I can like get along to and talk and call my family.
“The most important things I want people to know about me is that I’m easy to get along with and that I’m open to everybody.”
If you would like to learn more about adopting Lyric, call the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services at 601-359-4133.