PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — In 2016, Marissa was 12 and looking for an adoptive home when she was profiled on Wednesday’s Child.

In 2018, she was profiled again, only this time with her forever family. Marissa’s adoptive older sister Mary saw the original story aired by KOIN 6 News in 2016 and urged her parents, Dawn and Mark, to consider adopting the young girl. 

Marissa reads to kids at Barnes & Noble, the same spot where we first met her. She comes back to the store as her way of giving back.

May is the month of our Books From The Heart campaign where you could donate a book for a foster child. Donations are taken at Barnes & Noble locations.

For more information, call the Oregon Foster Care and Adoption Line: 1.800.331.0503.