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A Waiting Child: Destiny

HAMILTON – This month’s A Waiting Child is 12-year-old Destiny from Hamilton who loves animals and sports.

Destiny is a seventh-grade student who is an active kid with a passion for sports.

“I really like to do taekwondo, basketball. Volleyball is my very, very favorite. I would say that I was really competitive, yeah,” Destiny said.

She said she would love to be with a family who lets her continue to devote her time to play as many sports as possible and that she would love to have pets.

“I really, really love pets, just about every one of them. I mean my favorite animal is probably — like my favorite house animal, is probably a dog or a cow, a cat. But under that, like a smaller house animal would be a chinchilla or a guinea pig,” Destiny said.

Linda Massa Youth Home Program Director Anna Green said Destiny needs people who prioritize helping her reach her full potential.

“Destiny is a brilliant, talented, smart, almost kind of perfectionist kind of a kid and she needs a parenting scheme that is going to support that,” Green said. “That’s going to push her to do the best she can be in school push her to do the best she can do in sports.”

If you have questions about fostering a child, call (406) 657-3120. You can LAO contact the Montana Department of Health and Human Services for information about adoption and/or fostering at 1-866-9-FOSTER (1-866-936-7837).


Children who are available for adoption through the Child & Family Services Division of the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services have been removed from their own families because of abuse, neglect, or other family problems that make it unsafe for them to remain at home.

The rights of their parents have been terminated making the children available for adoption.

Who May Adopt? Either married couples or single adults who have an approved pre-placement evaluation or adoptive home study may adopt in the State of Montana.

How do I get a home study? If you live in Montana, you may begin the process by contacting your county office of Child and Family Services. If you live outside of Montana, contact your state or local office that provides these services.

What about training?  Montana Child and Family Services requires and provides special training to all of our foster and adoptive parents.  The training is offered at various times and places around the State of Montana.  If you live in Montana, information is available from your county CFS office.  If you live outside of Montana, contact your state or local office that provides these services.

Click here to learn more about child adoption in Montana.

-Reported by Lauren Heiser/MTN News

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