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Meet Mikalynn; a 'Perfect Addition' to your family

Mikalynn is an active 14-year-old who loves to engage in gymnastics, as she enjoys perfecting hand stands in her spare time.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Mikalynn likes school. Her favorite classes are science and biology; last school year she was on the A/B honor role. She is even branching out to explore her education opportunities and is taking a cosmetology class. Mikalynn hopes for a career to become a scientist or a Veterinarian, as she has a love for animals. 

On Sundays, she also really enjoys attending weekly church services. Mikalynn is very social had likes to form friendships with her peers, she also has a great sense of humor, which she shares with those around her. 

On her list of things she likes to do, Mikalynn says; go to the movies, parks, camping, salons, shopping, and restaurants, and she also enjoys writing and reading. Mikalynn enjoys most food, but is not a big fan of seafood. 

The ideal family for her would be one who is outgoing, has a sense of humor and can provide her with the support she needs to be successful in school, home and social settings. And a family pet would be great! Mikalynn also says she looks forward to being with a family where they can have board game nights. 

If you think you could be a forever family for Mikalynn, or another Texas child, please contact the department at 1-800-233-3405, for more information about the adoption process or visit here where a statewide listing of adoption information meetings are listed.

Basic Adoption 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

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