Almalisa, 7, born on Nov. 24, 1990, enjoys bike riding and playing with her Barbie dolls. She gets along well with adults and children of all ages. Almalisa is a nice girl who would do well in many types of homes. Due to her health, her activities are sometimes restricted, especially in cold weather.

Almalisa is in first grade. She is in special education classes and is working on her reading and writing skills. Almalisa operates at her age level and does not need counseling.She has been in foster placement since 1991 and is very close to her foster family. She has sickle cell disease. When she is in severe pain she takes medicine and is on a special diet to help keep her healthy.

All families will be considered for Almalisa. She needs a family who can take care of her long-term medical needs. Because she gets along well with others, Almalisa can be in a family with children of any age. Financial assistance for medical care, therapy and adoption is available.