COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Don't plan on sitting still, if you are fortunate enough to welcome this week's Wednesday's child into your home.
If you can play it, try it, or climb it, she will! Alyssa's comfort zone may be different than most.
“I just like things that make my blood run, get me moving,” she said.
We were doing just that, moving all the way to the tree tops at the North Idaho College Ropes Course.
A little fear definitely doesn't stop this 16-year-old daredevil.
“At some point in my life I want to go sky diving, bungee jumping, hang gliding. I want to try everything,” Alyssa said.
She doesn't shy away from much, except opening up to people. She doesn't really like talking about her feelings. Alyssa is working through a lot of hurt, and has mixed feelings about what it would mean to be adopted.
She says she's not looking for a replacement family, but at the same time, she wants a stable home, and people she can rely on.
“I think it would be better to be in a permanent home until I turn 18 so I have people to support me,” she said.
Alyssa would really like to be an only child, with either a single mom or maybe two moms. She'd like that woman, or women, to really know her.
Alyssa recognizes that she is strong willed, and wants some control in her life.
“I like making choice for myself, I don't like people making choices for me I am my own person,” she said.
And that person loves animals, music, art, and sushi. She has big plans for her future. She wants to finish school early and then take some college classes. “By the time I'm 18, I can hopefully go to the college I want to which is Harvey Mudd or Eastern Washington University.”
She also wants to be an engineer and build an underwater city.
She'd probably be the first one to take up residence there, because she loves to explore things and try new things.
For more information on adopting Alyssa, call Northwest Adoption Exchange at 1-800-927-9411.