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Teen ready for fresh start with new home, new state

Adoption in Texas isn't limited by our borders. Families as far away as Maryland have adopted local children. Izzy hopes California will be the next place she calls home. (CBS Austin)

Adoption in Texas isn't limited by our borders. Families as far away as Maryland have adopted local children. Izzy hopes California will be the next place she calls home.

"I just want to live life and have fun. I just want to be myself," said Izzy.

At Pinballz in Austin, 13-year-old Izzy tells us she's ready for a fresh start in a new home and new state.

"California," she said. "I just want to be settled in a home as fast as I can be. Because I don't like being in the system at all. I just want to be in a home where I know I will be happy and I can stay."

Toni Fitch spends one-on-one time with foster children as part of the adoption unit.

"I have been working for the state of Texas for 21 years," said Fitch.

She says Izzy is a girly girl who wants one thing ... a mom.

"Someone that's gonna be there for her to make sure she gets everything she needs to be successful in life. Attend college and just do great things," said Fitch. "We're willing to look to find a perfect match for her," she said. It's important that her new family allows Izzy to stay in touch with an older sibling in Texas but finding a forever family is the ticket to a better life.

"It's the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow," said Fitch.

You can read Izzy's bio here at the Heart Gallery of Central Texas website, and watch "Forever Families" every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on CBS Austin.

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