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Active teen looking for kind, patient family

Albuquerque Journal - 3/20/2017

The children featured in this weekly column are in foster care and are currently available for adoption. About 300 children in New Mexico are waiting to be placed permanently with a family. They range in age from newborns to 17. Many were placed into state custody because of abuse or neglect and may require medication or therapy. For information, call the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department at 800-432-2075 or visit

Meet amazing Malaina, 13, is a charming, outgoing young lady.

Malaina likes to be active and enjoys participating in sports and hiking. She also loves animals and enjoys movies, art, reading, listening to music, and hanging out with friends.

Malaina would like her new family to be kind, patient, caring and able to spend one-on-one time with her. She stated that she would be OK with being a big or little sister but would prefer not•to be in a very busy household.


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