By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —- Her name is Makayla. She’s eleven years old.  And this budding gymnast will tumble right into your heart.

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“(I do) cartwheels, front flips, and back flips.”

And she has big dreams of winning gold one day.

“I want to go to the Olympics — probably the (parallel) bars.”

But she has a backup plan in case she doesn’t make it to the podium.

“Be a vet. I like animals a lot.”

She’s looking for a loving, permanent family that can match her energy level.  How would she describe her ideal family?

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“Adventurous. They like to go places, not stay in the house reading books all day.”

Her recruiter, Sarah DeGeorge, says Makayla would be a great addition to any family.

“She has a great personality. She is very smart and is able to communicate so well.  I think she would bring to a family a lot of love and joy and laughter.  And she would bring a lot of fun.”

For more information about adopting Makayla or any other child, go to the National Adoption Center’s  web site,, or call 215-735-9988.

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