As November is National Adoption Month, we here at the Herald Post have partnered with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to help raise the profile for kids in foster care whose permanency goal is adoption.
This is the sixth in a series of stories profiling a child looking for their Forever Family. To see the previous children, click here.
Nellie has tremendous love for animals and pets, especially kitties! One day, she would like to work with animals. She enjoys school and her favorite subject is science.
She is a very social girl and likes meeting new people and going new places. Whether singing, dancing or doing arts and crafts, Nellie is a self-described “girly” girl. She loves anything that sparkles, dressing up and experimenting with makeup and painting nails.
Nellie would prefer to find a 2-parent forever family. Other children are fine too, as she is very caring and has a lot of love to give.
If you think you could be the forever family for Nelly, or for another Texas child, log onto the web ator call 1-800-233-3405 for more information on foster care & adoption in Texas.
The prospective foster/adoptive parents may be single or married and must:
- be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible mature adults,
- complete an application (staff will assist you, if you prefer),
- share information regarding their background and lifestyle,
- provide relative and non-relative references,
- show proof of marriage and/or divorce (if applicable),
- agree to a home study which includes visits with all household members,
- allow staff to complete a criminal history background check and an abuse/neglect check on all adults in the household, and
- attend free training to learn about issues of abused and neglected children.