“I didn’t feel like I had a home,” Quiet teenager remembers when she was taken away from family

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Stephanie is just 14-years-old but loves to spend her time outdoors or playing music.

"I used to play guitar and piano,” Stephanie said.

However, she says she hasn't been able to pick up an instrument since she was placed in a shelter two years ago.

"When I first went to DHS, I was scared,” Stephanie said.

She says she was 12-years-old when police took her away from her family and put her in an emergency shelter.

"Scared and worried because I didn't feel like I had a home," she said.

The move has been a tough transition for the teenager.

"You have to deal with so many emotions that come through like if you want to be there or you don't," she said.

Now, she lives in a group home with 16 other girls and is ready for a family.

"Because I need a home that can actually take care of me," she said.

Stephanie loves children and hopes to have a younger sibling one day and a kitten.

If you're interested in adopting Stephanie or learning more about the adoption process, DHS would love to hear from you.

Call them at (405) 767-2955.

Visit http://www.okdhs.org/ for more information on adopting a child.

"A Place to Call Home" is sponsored by NBC Oklahoma.

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