Grant me Hope: 15-year-old Mya is hoping to be adopted

Every Monday here on WXXV we feature a child from Mississippi hoping to get adopted.

Today, we’ll meet Mya, a 15-year-old girl who likes to bake and play with kids.

“Hi my name is Mya.  I’m 15 years old and I’m originally form Detroit, Michigan but then I moved down here to the South at the age of 10.”

“I bake. I like to play basketball. I do disk golf and uh I just love hanging out with kids. I just love little kids for some reason they love me back. Hahaha. I don’t know why.  I mean I just like hanging out with little kids because I get to experience the joys of being a little kid all over again. “

“I bake cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, all sorts of stuff.  Homemade pies and you know everything in between.”

“I hang out a lot, you know, sit and talk, go to the mall sometimes.”

“My faith has helped me being in the foster care system by the love and the kindness people have shown to me.  I was shown love from them and people at my church and I’ve changed so much.”

“Family to me means a strong bonding relationship between each other.  If you’re in a family you always have responsibilities, depending, no matter what age you are your sisters are there for the brothers, the brothers are there for the sisters, your parents are there for you.  You’re there for your parents.  It wouldn’t matter if I get adopted by a random stranger or family as long as I am somewhere where I know I’ll be safe and finding that forever home that you could always go to.  That’s what adoption means to me.”

If you would like to learn more about adopting Mya call 601-359-4133. The Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services website is

Next Monday at this time we will feature more children from Mississippi hoping to find a new home.

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