In 2015, a 10-year-old boy named Jerimiah was taken into the care of the Department of Human Services in Oklahoma City. He’s been living in a group home for kids without families or forever homes, but he’s hoping and praying his situation will soon change.
Jerimiah says things have been difficult at his group home, and that he has been bullied and even physically attacked.
Though his caseworker is trying to make his situation less stressful, Jerimiah told KFOR he wants to be adopted before “time runs out” and he turns 18. “Cuz by the time I’m 18, I might not be adopted by then and I don’t want that to happen to me,” he said. “And I don’t want to be in a group home until I’m 18.”
This kindhearted boy loves reading adventure stories, playing video games, and swimming. But he longs for a family to do these things with.
Jerimiah has a clear picture of his ideal family, if only he can find them. “I’ll do anything for them,” he said. When you hear it for yourself, I guarantee your heart will be touched.
Anyone interested in fostering can call the foster parent hotline at 1-800-376-2979 or visit Oklahoma Fosters.
Footage provided by KFOR Oklahoma City
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