Tim, a 13-year-old from Texas, has been in foster care for the most of his life. At barely three years old, he found himself there, and regrettably, ten years later, he still hasn’t discovered a permanent family to call his own.
A lot of youngsters never have the opportunity to be adopted, which is the terrible truth. They simply leave the system when they get older and are left to take care of themselves; many of them winding up living on the streets because they are unable to find work or housing.
Tim always wished one thing, a real family, someone to call “mom” and “dad”. Tim has always desired to be referred to as someone’s son.
He wanted that so desperately, in fact, that his caseworkers travelled to another region of the country with him so he could appear on the Wednesday’s Child program and implore the audience to help him find a home.
This kind kid, who has been moving around from house to house, claimed that his future family will never experience any issues with him because he is a pure angel.
Photos of Tim from various periods of his life were displayed on the screen during the presentation.
He had huge, bright eyes full of optimism when he first entered the system, but as time passed and he became weary of searching for stability with a forever family, he started to lose that spark.
“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 explained. “I know I want a mom and dad at least,” – Tim
He hopes to discover compassion and empathy in a mother. 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 has a dream in which his father would always be his favorite superhero. Someone who can teach him what it means to be a man while playing ball with him.
“If I go outside, he’ll go outside with me. He’ll give me some normalcy.”
He added that he truly wants to have siblings and that he would adore it if the family had multiple children.
Once he finds a family, he won’t have to worry about what his life will be like once he is 18.
“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.”
Please contact LaQueena Warren at LaQueena.Warren@dfps.texas.gov for more details on how to adopt Tim.
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