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One year later, Angelica is still waiting for a forever family

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She's an 11-year-old girl who hopes her next move will be her last.

Angelica tells me, she's tired of being moved around in the foster care system and just wants a family to come home to at the end of the day. But it's been an entire year since we first featured this fun-loving girl on Adopt 8 and Angelica is still waiting for a forever family.

Angelica is a natural at the hula hoop. She makes it look so effortless, wowing us with her skills. Angelica likes things that spin and the one thing you can't miss when she is spinning is her thick, beautiful hair flying by.

Angelica had her hair cut off for the charity, Locks of Love, and is growing it out once again, so she can help someone else.

"I donated my hair, so they can make a wig out of it and give it to somebody with cancer so they won't feel depressed and sad," Angelica said. "I hope whoever is wearing my hair will get better."

And what this thoughtful girl deserves is a forever family who will make her life better, which is why she agreed to be featured on Adopt 8.

The last few years in the foster care system have been full of uncertainty.

"It's been really hard, makes me feel really sad," Angelica noted.

Angelica has been uprooted time and time again. And when asked what is it like living in a group home, she responds: "It's horrible."

And though she's in a good foster home now, what she needs is a permanent home.

"I really hope that they have a lot of animals, because I love animals, like dogs and guinea pigs and gerbils and cats and every kind of animal, even a pig," she continued.

Angelica is yearning to share the simple things in life with a family, such as riding bikes and hiking.

She dreams of having a mom and dad. But with no one there to have heart to heart talks with right now, Angelica has found an incredible outlet in tap and ballet.

As serious as Angelica can be, she can be equally silly. Angelica desires the attention that parents could give her, nurturing her through adolescence and beyond.

"It's going to be really nice when I find them," she said.

And a special request from Angelica, she's been moved around so many times, she'd really like to stay in the school she currently goes to in Mira Mesa. So she's looking for a family that lives in or near Mira Mesa, so she won't have to leave her friends.

If you're interested in adopting or becoming a foster family, call 1-877-I-ADOPT-U. To meet other children in foster care and discover how you can help restore their hope, please click here.

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