Maricela was placed in our care by the government agency, Conani.  Maricela and her two older brothers were living with their maternal grandmother.  Their mother was incarcerated and Conani found the children living in the streets, neglected and uncared for in a nearby town called Nagua.

Maricela is a little ball of energy, vivacious and charismatic.  She has never met a stranger.  She enjoys being read to, taking trips, playing with dolls and lots of affection.  She enjoys helping with chores and assisting with meal preparation.

$30.00 / month

Melissa Schol

Melissa is originally from Ocala, FL and after moving around Florida, Georgia & North Carolina, she has settled back in Ocala. Melissa went to the College of Central Florida and has pursued a life of service in various administrative, customer service and marketing roles. She has now settled into her dream role as the Communications Director for Advocates of Love.

Melissa was on the state board of the Florida Foster and Adoptive Parent Association while serving 4 years as a foster and then adoptive mom. She has two adopted daughters, Kenzi and Shyne, who keep her busy. Melissa also serves in her local church. 

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