In Oklahoma there are over 8,000 children in the Department of Human Services custody and more than 600 are awaiting adoption. Some are fortunate and get adopted but only about a quarter of them.
For 10-year-old Jerimiah he went into the Department of Human Services custody three years ago and desperately wants a family to open up their heart and home to him.
The young Oklahoma boy says he gets beaten up in his home group and if a family were to take him in he says, “I’ll do anything for them.”
Jerimiah told KFOR news channel he likes to imagine a new home to help him escape his current situation.
“There would be a nice woman. There would be a nice husband. There would be nice kids. There would be pets,” he said. “I’ll do anything for them.”
His adoption worker says they are working to improve his current situation.
Jerimiah says, “I want to be adopted because I get beat up in my group home.”
This 10-year-old told KFOR he’s had a tough time at the group home where he currently lives.
He also wants to be adopted before time runs out.
“Cuz by the time I’m 18, I might not be adopted by then and I don’t want that to happen to me,” Jerimiah said. “And I don’t want to be in a group home until I’m 18.”
Jerimiah loves video games and swimming at the YMCA, and says he would like to go fishing one day. He also loves to read and adventure stories are his favorite.
Anyone interested in fostering can call the foster parent hotline at 1-800-376-2979 or visit Oklahoma Fosters.
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