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Kindhearted Jayla is looking for a family to share her radiant smile

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Posted at 4:13 PM, Nov 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-06 16:14:12-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- November is National Adoption Month and CBS 6 is Working For You through our partnership with JFS/Connecting Hearts to find every child in Virginia's foster system a loving family. Nearly 800 children in Virginia’s foster system are waiting for a permanent loving home. The pandemic has isolated them even further from the connections we take for granted at school, work, or home.

Especially acute is the need for older children to find a forever family before they age out of the system. You can have an impact even if it’s just for a year or two.

Meet outgoing Jayla who is kindhearted and loving with a radiant smile. She recently celebrated her sweet sixteenth birthday and loved being the center of attention.

Jayla loves to sing, make videos, and do hair. She calls herself a real "girlie girl."

She hopes her adoptive family will help her stay in touch with her three other siblings.

Jayla would do best in a two-parent household or with a single mom.

As Connecting Hearts – A Deborah J Johnston Charity, celebrates National Adoption Month, our “30 Kids in 30 Days” initiative is to bring awareness to 30 kids or siblings who are available for forever homes. Our kids are all ages and races, they were put in foster care due to no fault of their own. To learn more about becoming a foster to adoption parent(s) click here. The I Belong Project™ videos are a project of Virginia’s Kids Belong in cooperation with America’s Kids Belong.