17-year-old hoping for a family before time runs out

OKLAHOMA CITY - For the past 10 years, Audrina has been in and out of numerous foster homes.

“A lot, can't even keep count,” 17-year-old Audrina said.

Currently, she lives in a group home with more than a dozen other girls in similar situations.

However, she is tired of moving around all of the time.

"So I won't go from place to place," she said.

A difficult past forced her into this life of instability when she was just 7-years-old.

"Because my mom hadn't been taking care of me properly," she said.

Audrina spends a lot of time thinking about a future family and adoption.

This eleventh grader loves animals and hopes to be a marine biologist one day.

"I wanted to ask Santa for a Sphinx cat, but they won't allow animals at the place I'm at," Audrina said.

Until then, Audrina will wish for a family and continue working toward her goals.

Visit www.okdhs.org for more information on adopting a child or call (405) 767-2955.

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And you can help foster children this holiday season, by participating in the OK Foster Wishes program.