'Kisses horse and hugs her'
15 year old Kathy loves animals, loves animals....dogs, cats...but she really loves horses. We found out how much at the Double L Ranch in Mounds, where Lisa Ann Yost offers lessons for the beginning rider to the advanced. Kathy was probably somewhere in between.
"Horses are really sweet and nice and they're fun to ride."
Until the last few years Kathy moved a lot and never felt secure in her surroundings.
"I'm not used to having to switch schools. Hard adjustment? Yea, and getting along with new people you don't know what they are like."
Currently she's living with a foster family that she cares for deeply and appreciates the stability. Despite that stability, she's looking forward to being adopted and putting down roots.
"I don't know what I'm looking for in an adoptive family. I'm just looking for somebody that's going to be a nice family and treat me like I'm an equal person. I want to be treated like I'm family, not some stranger in their house."
Kathy is currently in eighth grade and loves choir and gym and school. In addition she loves to read and spends a lot of time with a book in her hands, whether it's mysteries or folk tales.
She wants to participate in JROTC throughout high school and hopes getting a scholarship will help her to go to college and get a bachelors degree. Her plan hasn't changed much in several years.
"I've had this figured out since sixth grade."
Kathy is easy going, a hard worker and like most teens, wants to know someone cares.
"that's a pretty girl."
If you are interested in creating a forever home for a young person, call 866-612-2565 for more information on Kathy or any of the kids we've featured on waiting child.