Allison is a happy 15-year-old who enjoys cooking and wants to be a Pastry Chef when she grows up.
“I like to read mystery books. Those are my favorite kind of books. I like Nancy Drew. I used to read them all the time.”
Mandy Bryan her Child Protective Services caseworker, said “Allison is very sweet. I love Allison. She’s happy. She’s cheerful. She’s a normal teenage girl.”
Allison has spent almost her entire life in foster care. She was removed from her home at just 3-years-old with her two older sisters.
“As they aged out [of foster care] and everything I noticed I was by myself and I kind of wanted a real family,” she said.
Bryan added, “It’s hard for any kid to be abandoned and left alone and be the only one left. She’s never lived in that family environment. She’s always lived in a group home. So to have that normal everyday life with someone that will give her that attention.”
Attention is exactly what this teenager needs as she strives to do her best during her high school years while she plans for her future.
“I feel like if I get a family there’s like a purpose to it. I mean I like where I am and everything, but I’d like a family better because I want a feeling of an actual family and not a family you have to share with a bunch of other kids that aren’t your siblings.”
“I think it would make me feel whole, like one complete person. ... I’m at a spot where I want a family.”
To learn more about Allison, join Gillian Sheridan for her “Children are a Gift” report, Tuesday night on CBS 19 ten @ 10. You can also find information by going to CBS19.tv or by calling 903-533-4146.