Photographed by Ron Magill

About Rosa

Smart, funny, outgoing and kind, Rosa instantly charms everyone who meets her.

“I try making everyone in the world happy,” she says with a grin.

A lover of reading, dogs, basketball and anything creative – she eagerly broke into song with just the tiniest bit of prodding while on the set – Rosa swings from one topic of conversation to the next with a laugh and at breakneck speed. And she’s adventurous to boot: She happily posed for pictures with a giant tortoise and a wrapped-around-her-shoulders snake.

The only time Rosa’s energy seemed to ebb is when she speaks of the long and sometimes lonely road she’s been on without a family to call her own. Suddenly wistful, she shares that she’s been in foster care since she was 7 years old.

“I just want a family that will be there for me and do things like help me with my homework,” says Rosa. “There’s no such thing as a perfect family, but one like that would come close.”

Rosa, ID: 102329310