Ten-year-old Makiyah chooses to see the brighter side of circumstances.
As a child in foster care, one her dreams in life is to become a foster mother in order to offer a safe environment for children.
Makiyah longs for a forever family of her own that she can share adventures and her faith with.
"A young family that does a lot. And just kids that are my age that are in the neighborhood or if they have some. And I would like them to go to church," Makiyah explains.
When she's not in school learning about her favorite subjects such as art and geography, she enjoys dancing.
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