This is Alyssa L.

She is a 17-year-old girl.

Bump, set, spike! Alyssa loves to play volleyball and also enjoys playing basketball and softball. Alyssa likes to cook, play with kids, listen to rap and country music, and eat chicken nuggets and pizza. She really enjoys math but school is hard for her so she will need continued support. She would like her forever family to be fun, caring, play games, enjoy listening to music, enjoy going out to eat, and watching movies. She enjoys any genre of movies and television shows. She would like there to be no yelling or cursing in her forever home, she’d like her own room, and she’d like it if one parent stayed at home. She’d like a family that isn’t super busy and doesn’t attend church. She would like a two-parent home with pets.

Alyssa will need ongoing mental health services. She would do best in a home where she can be the only child. She would do best in a family who has parenting experience and realistic expectations. She has siblings who she’d like to stay in contact with. Alyssa is a child who is smart, engaging and honest.

Heart Gallery portraits by Geoffrey Smith (February 2017)

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