Bridging Families

Melissa Cantu Trevino
Alice Echo News Journal

Valentine's Day is centered around love. Who is the recipient of your love is determined by who is in you family. This Valentine's Day is a great time to add a member to your family and show love to someone in need of a family.

Mia is a 9-year-old is looking for a family to love. She is one of thousands of children in waiting to be adopted. 

Mia is a 9-year-old looking for a family to love.

Mia is one very sweet, loving, caring, and girl.  Like many girls her age she enjoys playing with doll houses, toy horses, and loves all things Disney, as she has voiced of wanting to be a princess herself.

Mia loves to color, enjoys fashion, as she loves to wear clothing that are vibrant in colors to match her personality, and loves shoes with sparkling glitter to stand out from others. Mia always has a smile in her face, and a bow/ribbon in her hair. Mia is also a fan of swimming.

Mia’s ultimate wish is to adopted in a home that will provide her with love and nurturing as she grows up to reach her full potential in life. And a family who will make a forever connection which will always have an endless amount of love and support.

Mia will benefit from being adopted by a loving set of parents whom have children already, as she would like to have brothers and sisters to play with, and to share the experience of growing up with siblings in a loving family.  And if her forever family has pets and likes to travel, even better.

If you think you could be a forever family for Mia or another Texas child, please contact the department at 1-800-233-3405, for more information about adoption or visit  www.adoptchildren.org

Basic Requirements

  • The prospective foster/adoptive parents may be single or married and must:
  • be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible mature adults,
  • complete an application (staff will assist you, if you prefer),
  • share information regarding their background and lifestyle,
  • provide relative and non-relative references,
  • show proof of marriage and/or divorce (if applicable),
  • agree to a home study which includes visits with all household members,
  • allow staff to complete a criminal history background check and an abuse/neglect check on all adults in the household, and
  • attend free training to learn about issues of abused and neglected children.