I’ve decided to do a new weekly feature on the blog and share the stories of children from around the country who are waiting for a family. My focus today is Sierra, a cute 7th grader who loves going to church and hopes to be a minister someday.

My hope is that this can broaden exposure for the children highlighted, but also serve as a reminder that these children represent thousands of children currently in the foster-care system. Perhaps their stories will inspire you to consider opening your home to a child needing a family. For more information and to learn about other waiting children, visit AdoptUsKids.