Meet Mikayla, a beautiful just-turned-13-year-old biracial female. She is quick to smile and has a smile that will light up any room. Mikayla is a very social child who loves to talk and laughs often. She is a typical girly girl who enjoys having her nails and hair done. Mikayla has experienced a lot of loss in her life and would benefit from the stability of an adoptive home. She previously participated in gymnastics and loved it! Mikayla is currently in 7th grade and is in regular education classes. She needs assistance from parents and teachers to help her make positive choices in the academic environment, but is an intelligent child who enjoys writing to express her feelings. She plans to write a memoir one day to tell her life story. Do you think you have what it takes to be the hero in that story?

Photo by Justin Banister