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13-Year-Old in Foster Care For Most of His Life Looks Forward To The ‘Freedom’ of Being Someone’s Son

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Tim, a thirteen-year-old Texas boy, was placed in foster care when he was three years old. He’s been waiting for a family to adopt him and name him their son for a long time.

Tim is a beautiful young guy, but he has been in foster care for the past ten years. The kid recently appeared on KHOU’s Wednesday’s Child in the hopes of finding an adoptive home.

Tim’s caseworker flew him to Dallas from another area of the state to appear on the show.

The adolescent is presently residing in a foster care residential treatment institution. Despite the fact that he has lived in a number of foster homes, nothing has ever been permanent for him.

Tim promises that he is well-behaved and that the family that will adopt him will have no difficulties.

The adolescent is presently residing in a foster care residential treatment institution. Despite the fact that he has lived in a number of foster homes, nothing has ever been permanent for him.

Tim promises that he is well-behaved and that the family that will adopt him will have no difficulties.

On Wednesday’s Child, there was a snapshot of Tim when he was seven years old, full of life and delight in his beautiful blue eyes.

Those gorgeous blue eyes are still there, but they’re looking a little worn now. Tim has been moving from placement to placement for years, which may be exhausting.

Tim, like every other foster kid, wishes to be adopted by a family that will provide him with security and consistency—a loving home to call his own.

Because of this lack of consistency, Tim said that he had problems sleeping at night.

“Kind of like being in a prison without walls. You got runners, but then where you gonna [sic] go if you run? Absolutely nowhere but right back to where you ran from,” he said.

Tim is on the lookout for a family who would love him unconditionally and never desert him. He wants parents who will not only raise him till he is an adult, but also who he will be able to call “family” for the rest of his life.

“I know I want a mom and dad at least,” he said.

Tim want to find a mother who is kind, loving, and understanding. Tim understands that women are typically concerned about their children, and he hopes to find one like the mothers he sees on television or among his classmates.

“Someone that cares, who’s always worried. I may seem embarrassed sometimes (by her worrying) but she’ll still be wondering if I’m OK. She’ll ask how my day is every time I walk through the door,” he said.

In a father, Tim hopes for someone who can be a good role model—a dad who will throw a ball with him and teach him to be a man.

“If I go outside, he’ll go outside with me. He’ll give me some normalcy,” he said.

Tim would love to have siblings and sisters to play with after spending so much of his life alone. They will be each other’s support system as they get older.

“Kind of gets boring playing by yourself. Plus, you can learn from them,” he said.

Tim also wants a family that he can completely rely on.

“Freedom. Freedom to go out the door when I want and them not worrying about me coming back or not, because they know they can trust me,” he explained.

You may email your approved home studies to LaQueena Warren at [email protected] if you think your family can give Tim with all he needs. Please remember to include Tim’s name in the subject line of your email.

If you aren’t already a certified foster parent, go to adoptchildren.org or call LaQueena Warren at 817-304-1272 for more information.

In the video below, you can learn more about Tim.

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