Wednesday's Child - Misty - - Jackson, MS

Wednesday's Child - Misty

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By Maggie Wade - bio| email

PEARL, MS (WLBT) - She has a stuffed animal collection, has the highest respect for her brother, and wants a family for the two of them more than anything else in the world.

Misty was 9 years old when she was first featured on Wednesday's Child.

She is now 11 and still holding on to her stuffed animals and the dream of a forever family.

Misty politely and quietly followed her brother to the baseball field at Trustmark Park.

She waited patiently for him to try out the bats and enjoy himself.

But then it was her turn.

She wanted to head straight for the gift shop.

"I like to color, I like to play basketball, play soccer, football, I like to play basketball and that's mostly it. And you also like to go shopping. Mm..hmm. What do you like to shop for? Clothes and coloring books. And stuffed animals", Misty said.

Misty says her brother 14 year old Johnny is her hero.

"He's nice, he does everything for me, he's in my heart. Do you miss him a lot? Yes", Misty said.

Misty has a minor problem staying focused, but is easily redirected.

She functions on a 3rd grade level but she enjoys learning new things.

"What do you want to be when you grow up? Have you decided? Yeah, a teacher and a nurse and a doctor. You want to be a teacher, a nurse and a doctor? How did you come up with that? And a babysitter", said Misty.

Misty says the number one thing she's looking for in a permanent family is being allowed to grow up with Johnny.

"How do you feel about adoption? Do you want to be adopted with your brother? Nods yes. Tell me why? Because he's a good friend. So he's more than just your brother he's also a good friend? Yes", Misty said.

If you are interested in learning more about adoption through the Department of Human Services please call the Mississippi Adoption Resource Exchange at 1-800-821-9157.

Wednesdays' Child is sponsored by Wendy's and WLBT.

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