We continue our series Tuesday's Kids.
It's an effort to find a forever home for the hundreds of children in Southwest Virginia still searching.
Now, we want to share a success story with you!
We introduced you to Vanessa a year ago.
She was 5 years old at the time and she has a lot of energy!
We're happy to report, she has found her forever home.
According to DePaul Community Resources, her adoption has not yet been finalized, but she is now placed with her family.
Adoptions can be a lengthy process and they expect hers to be finalized next year.
We met up with Vanessa at the Mill Mountain Zoo, where she truly enjoyed her close encounters with some of the animals there.
She's very imaginative and artistic and actually keeps a notebook of her drawings.
We send the best of luck of lots of love to Vanessa and her new family.
There are many other children just like Vanessa still searching, and you can help out.
Just go to the DePaul Community Resources website at www.depaulcr.org or you can call them at (540) 265-8923.