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Breanna hopes a family will take a chance on her

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News 8 first introduced you to Breanna last summer. She was a 12-year-old girl yearning for parents, especially a mom.  Eight long months later, she is still waiting to find her forever home. Now, we introduce you again to Breanna, who is looking for parents who can help heal her heart.

She's a girl who wants parents - especially a mom - to do girly things like shopping, and getting manicures. But most of all, Breanna needs someone to confide in, someone who will love her back.

Twelve-year-old Breanna loves to laugh. Her giggles are infectious, and her spirit is carefree.

She's still a kid at heart, but she has had to grow up much too fast. Her heart was broken many years ago, which has made her reluctant to have faith in people – especially after her mother died.

"She died when I was three and it's been hard to trust people after my aunt gave me up since she was the only family I could live with. I kind of feel like I have no family anymore," Breanna said.

Breanna entered a group home when she was about six or seven-years-old. She has moved nearly 30 times in her short life and she describes living in a group home as traumatic.

"It's kind of like, you're in the surroundings where most people don't get it. You're usually not allowed to go out. You're on a very structured place and it's kind of hard," she explained.

Breanna is yearning for someone to take a chance on her.

"If I had a family, I wouldn't want them to give up on me," she noted.

But Breanna is brutally honest and admits it could take a while for her to let someone in her heart again and break down the walls she has understandably built up.

"It's very hard for me because of all the people that have given up on me, makes me want to give up on them. So, yeah, but I'm going to try," Breanna continued.

If you are interested in adopting from foster care, or becoming a foster family, call 1-877-i-adopt-u to learn more about getting started. The County of San Diego offers monthly orientation classes.

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