Wednesday's Child: Jeweliana

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BRAZOS COUNTY She's outgoing, kind and one of the most driven 11-year-old's you'll ever meet. Jeweliana -- who goes by “Jewels” for short says she has lived in foster care since she was four-years-old and says it would be a dream come true to find a forever family.

If there's one thing 11-year-old Jeweliana could do every single day....

"I would ride horses,” said Jeweliana.

She learned her passion for animals early on and says it gives her a peace of mind spending time surrounded by Mother Nature. She goes by "Jewels" for short, and she's truly affectionate and knows no stranger. Jewels is sweet and loves school.

"I like art because I like to be creative and I like music because I like the sounds," Jewels said.

And she's extremely mature for her age and says she desires having a responsibility,

"Most kids don't at my age, but I really do -- especially with animals,” she added.

Her foster family introduced her to horses and allowed her to take a few riding lessons. In fact, she says horses calm her down when she's having a bad day. She's spunky, spontaneous, and an outgoing young lady who loves to experience new adventures, which is why we surprised her with a trip to the Texas A&M Equestrian Center. She loves animals, but what she really would love is to have a forever family.

“Every child that's been through this stuff deserves a family. They usually do it when they're so young, and I just don’t think it’s fair to have to live in like five-million different houses. I just want a home with a mom and dad.”

She says she would love a family with structure and a mom and dad who will allow her to take care of animals.

"Cattle, goats, pigs, I don't care about going shopping, we could just use the supplies for the farm,” said Jewels.

And if they live in the country and have horses -- it would be a dream come true.

“I just really want a new home; meeting new people and meeting new animals,” added Jewels.

For more information, contact Adrienne Mapel at: or call 254-368-6682