Dallas (KYTX) For a young girl, playing with a doll can be fun. But for a foster child it can mean much more than a toy. And that’s the case for Victoria in this edition of CBS 19’s Children are a Gift.
On a rainy day at the American Girl Store, 10-year-old Victoria walked right into sunshine.
“And this is my new doll Lilly,” Victoria said, hugging her.
For Victoria, this special doll represents companionship. It means she doesn’t have to feel alone in a world without parents and a permanent home.
“She means everything to me,” Victoria said. “She is going to follow me everywhere I go.”
Victoria has been in foster care almost two years. She likes to play dress-up and likes surprises. And she got a big one on this day as she discovered she gets a matching outfit to look just like her new doll.
Victoria is full of life and gratitude. She is thankful for today and the love she has received from her current foster family.
“It’s been good,” she shared. “Cause this life is more better than my old life.”
Victoria wants to be loved and not mistreated.
“I wouldn’t like them to hit me and to just be nice to me.”
Victoria needs patient parents who will provide structure and consistency while allowing her to keep in close contact with her biological grandparents. She is anxious to be adopted.
“I’m very good with dogs, cats, any kind of animal,” she said. “I’m a good helper with babies. And I would just like to be homeschooled.”
Just like Victoria nurtures her new baby; she prays for a forever family who will take care of her and never let go.
To learn more about Victoria, join Gillian Sheridan for her Children are a Gift report next Tuesday night on CBS19 News at 6 and Wednesday on CBS19 This Morning. You can get information about East Texas children waiting for a forever family by calling 903-533-4242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.