CLINTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - 17 year old Kassidi considers herself an expert in turning every situation into something positive. Her hope for a forever family is they say what they mean, and mean what they say. She still believes the family who will accept her is out there and could see her on this week's Wednesday's Child.
Kassidi is outgoing, friendly and likes to share with others.
"Do you try to take anything that's negative and turn it into a positive? Yes. How do you develop the skill to do that? Because like why try to be sad. I mean life is still gonna go on", Kassidi told us.
Kassidi is in the process of getting her GED. She says her education is important, and hopes she will find a family who will help her attend college.
"I just want to, it doesn't matter where I go. I just want to go to school. I want to get my degree, I want to own a 24 hour daycare. Wow! So you love kids? Yes.", said Kassidi.
14 year old Taytum who is also hoping to be placed in a permanent home, is one of Kassidi's closest friends. They say if it was possible they would be adopted together. They made it a day for catching up and having fun.
"I like to read, I like to listen to music and like.. I just like having a good time, it doesn't matter, like I can do anything really", Kassidi explained.
Kassidi says the best parents would love and accept her, and help her make the transition from teenager to young adult. She says that's hard without someone in your corner.
"I've been working to be adopted since I was 12. I just, I mean, I haven't found the right one yet. I've been waiting on it. And they can be any color, it doesn't matter. Like I just, I've wanted it so bad, like I pray every night", Kassidi said.
Kassidi says she is cautiously optimistic about being adopted. She says she has learned to hold on, just not too tightly.
To learn more about adoption call the Mississippi Adoption Resource Exchange at 1-800-821-9157.
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