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Finding a Family: Sierra's Story

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Sixteen-year old Sierra is in the mood for a new hairdo.

"I want to try something new," she said.

And she's taking mental notes from Maria, at Transitions Studio, because she wants to be a beautician when she grows up.

"I like to do hair and I love to do nails."

And along with this new style, Sierra is also hoping to change her current family situation. "Any kid that doesn't have a family would want one," she said. "It's just the same for any kid."

Sierra is very active in school; running track and playing shot put. And being involved in the community is also important to her.

"Charity, and volunteering with schools or shelters; donating to the Salvation Army."

She's also a hard worker and loves to be helpful around the house.

"Doing my chores, listening, being respectful, helping with any of the kids if they have kids, helping them, and doing what I'm told."

A self-described outgoing animal lover, Sierra is just looking for a home to share her big smile.

"I love to laugh all the time, I talk a lot. I get very nervous, I can be shy." "Are you nervous right now?" I asked her. "Yes!" she said with a laugh.

With a new look going for her, Sierra is ready to close one chapter and open another.

"What would finding a family mean to you?" I asked her. "It would mean having not to move all the time, having a permanent home and just be able to have a family without constantly moving."

If you're interested in adopting Sierra or any other child in the state, call Mission West Virginia at 866-CALL-MWV. Or you can send an email to". You can also learn more about adoption in the mountain state at

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