If Crystalanne seems like an old soul it's because she has already lived a lifetime in just 15 and a half years. Even after her father died six years ago, the instability in her life hasn't made her bitter.
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KATU has teamed up with adoption agency Boys and Girls Aid to bring you these stories.
Boys and Girls Aid has been working since 1885 to find permanent homes for children in the Portland area. You can read more about Boys and Girls Aid on their website.