Meet Marcela – sweet, active 16 year old

Marcela is a sweet, active 16 year old teen who enjoys spending time hanging out with friends and seeking her next adventure. She also likes to read, draw, paint, watch movies, sing and listen to music.
Marcela also enjoys various traditional style Mexican dishes, and looks forward to a forever family who she can eat evening meals with, as she try’s her skills in the kitchen.

Marcela is good with animals and likes caring for them, she event has a pet beta fish named “MJ”, but she likes all types of animals.
With the new school year pending, Marcela is looking forward to taking part in various school activities and clubs. Marcela likes socializing and going on outings, so an active set of parents would be ideal forever family setting for her.
If you think you could be the forever family for Marcela, or for another Texas child, please contact the department at 1-800-233-3405, for more information about adoption or visit here ( where you can also find a schedule of online public information meetings, where you can learn more about the foster/adoption program.
Basic 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.