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Brittany hopes her last move is the final one

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - She learned to speak English just five years ago, but had no problem catching up in school. In fact, Brittany's grades are downright impressive, especially when you consider she has been moved around time and time again in the foster system. She is a bright young girl, who is in urgent need of finding a forever home.

"Not fun."

That's how Brittany describes life in the emergency children's shelter.

"I've been living there for at least two months," she goes on to say.

But Brittany is making the most of her time there and continues to excel in the Poway Unified Elementary school that she's bussed to every day. Here's a sampling of her test scores:

"One hundred percent and A+. I like math, reading if I'm really into the book, and I like science," Brittany explained.

Brittany is in fifth grade and does have some apprehension about heading into middle school:

"Most thing I'm scared about is people bullying me, but I think in elementary school, people are not mean."

And though Brittany will most certainly benefit from parents to help her through the adolescent years, the self-assuredness I saw in Brittany really impressed me.

"I'm only 11, and I like it. So it doesn't really matter what people say," Brittany said.

Brittany is referring to the comments people make, when they find out she's only 11. The typical reaction goes something like this:

"Whoa! You look like you're 15!"

But Brittany tells me she likes being tall, so she doesn't let it get to her and many times, she uses it as an opportunity to tell people about her past.

"I'm in 5th because I got held back because I'm from Jamaica. So when I came here I didn't know how to speak English," Brittany added.

Brittany moved to the United States when she was six, but she's still waiting to find her American dream, which she describes, in part, as:

"A fun mom that goes shopping that is always active, that always smiles and a mom that loves me."

What kind of dad does she hope to have?

"Cool and fun."

Brittany has faced far too many obstacles in her life and far too many foster homes

"Three, four, six," said Brittany.

She says being moved around isn't easy"

"It's kind of scary meeting new people. You don't know them that good."

So Brittany is hoping her next move, into a forever family, she hopes will be her last.

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