BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - "Do you want to just go sit in a room of kittens?" Aggieland Humane Society's Darby Kolle asked Elizabeth, 14.
That was all the prompting Elizabeth needed. She's been living in foster care, hoping her forever family will adopt her soon--perhaps so that she can then adopt a cat of her very own.
"They're cute, fuzzy, cuddly," said Elizabeth, observing the room full of five kittens at play. "And they're great climbers too."
Elizabeth is comfortable in a room full of animals; it's one reason she wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up.
"I'm really good at finding the spot that hurts on any animal," said Elizabeth.
Yet that isn't her only goal. She also wants to be a lawyer.
"Because I'm really good at arguing," said Elizabeth.
This eighth grade student also has a vision of what her future home would look like.
"Dad [would be] sweet but strict," Elizabeth said. "Mom, let's see--sweet but concerned with everything."
"I've not had lots of sweet people in my life," said Elizabeth.
Elizabeth says she'd love the opportunity to shower a family with the same kind of affection she gives cats.
"Probably make them arts and crafts and stuff," said Elizabeth, "because I'm really good at that."
"Hugs," said Elizabeth with a smile.
There is no cost to adopt a child out of Texas foster care. Furthermore, that child will receive free tuition to a state college when the time comes.
If you are interested in adopting Elizabeth or any of our other Wednesday's Children, call Voices for Children at (979) 822-9700.