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Teen girl Jazzy in need of a patient forever family

Jazzy is 13 years old and loves playing with younger kids, riding her scooter and going to school.

AUSTIN, Texas — Every week on KVUE Daybreak, Hannah Rucker features a child in the Texas foster care system who is in need of a forever family. 

Jazzy is 13 years old and is in need of adoption right now. 

It doesn't take much to make this joyful girl smile. She is always finding a way to have fun.

Rucker met up with Jazzy at the Little Land of Buda, an indoor playground south of Austin. While they were there, Jazzy explained some of the things she likes to do.

"[Riding my] scooter and riding my bike and walk[ng] my dog," Jazzy said.

Jazzy's current foster mom explained that she has an intellectual disability, which is why she enjoys spending time with children younger than her. 

Jazzy loves going to school to see her friends and her teachers. She will need a forever family that is kind and patient with her needs.

To learn more about Jazzy or to put in an inquiry to adopt her, visit her page on the Heart Gallery of Central Texas.

KVUE launched the Forever Families segment with Partnerships for Children (PFC) in June 2020 to highlight children in the Heart Gallery of Central Texas who need secure and permanent families. Every day, there are nearly 1,000 children waiting to get adopted in Central Texas, according to PFC.

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Editor's note: The children who are in the Heart Gallery program and featured in KVUE's Forever Families segments are children who have had every effort made on their behalf to connect them with family or others in their community to provide options for permanent, adoptive homes. Through no fault of their own, that hasn’t happened yet, and so in partnership with the Department of Family and Protective Services, we collaborate to bring awareness to KVUE viewers about these children in the hopes of finding them permanency before they age out.

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