Grant Me Hope: Jalana

Jalana is just 15 years old, but she already knows what she wants to do with her life.

Become a lawyer so she can help other kids who are in the foster care program just like her.

This eleventh grader likes to rap, run track and field, dance and laugh a lot.

But if she could be adopted by a family of her very own, Jalana says she doesn’t care where she lives so long as she has someone who cares for her.

“If I had a family to adopt me, it doesn’t really matter where I live,” she says. “I just want someone to care for me and be there and not treat me like I’m nobody.”

Her goal is to become a child advocacy lawyer.

“I want to do that because I feel like a lot of lawyers nowadays don’t care for kids like they should,” she says. “So I want to step up for the kids, then I want to start pursuing my goals to be a lawyer.”

To learn more about Jalana and many other children who are hoping to find their forever family visit mare.org or call 800-589-6273.

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