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Wednesday’s Child: Abigail’s hoping to be permanent part of family’s team

Apr 11, 2018, 9:15 PM | Updated: Apr 12, 2018, 1:02 am

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – When it comes to the Utah Jazz and being part of a team, there are many moving parts. One of those parts is the Jazz broadcast team.

Abigail is quite the Jazz fan and jumped at the chance to talk a little basketball with some professionals on Wednesday. The 15-year-old loves chatting about the game, but there are some things that are harder to express.

“Before I went into state custody, I was doing good,” said Abigail, as she sat in Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Abigail

Abigail entered the Utah Foster Care system about five years ago.

“I’ve been running away a whole bunch,” she said.

Abigail admits, adapting to life in state custody has been a struggle.

“Sometimes, I just look at the mountains,” she said. “It’s just really soothing to look at.”

Abigail craves the peace and stability that can come from a loving family.

“I really want a permanent place I can live,” she said. “I want a family that will take me.”

On Wednesday, the Jazz family welcomed her in. Now, she’s hoping to be a permanent part of a family’s team and she hopes they’re out there watching.

“I’m a bit nervous, but I will get over my fear and just be happy,” she said with a smile.

To learn more about Abigail, contact The Utah Adoption Exchange at 801-265-0444 or visit their website.

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