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Teen Ageing-Out of Foster Care Pleads to be Adopted by 'Anyone Who Will Take Me'

17-year-old is praying for a forever family before it's too late

 on 6th July 2019 @ 12.00pm
17 year old haven is pleading for someone to adopt him before it s too late for him to find a family © press
17-year-old Haven is pleading for someone to adopt him before it's too late for him to find a family

A 17-year-old boy named Haven will age out of foster care in just a few short months time and will be too old to qualify for adoption.

He’s now desperately seeking a family to call his own before it's too late, and is pleading to be adopted by "anyone who will take me."

The teen has been in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Humans Services since he was 12 years old, living in Oklahoma City.

He says that he is losing hope that a forever family will adopt him after living in a shelter for the past five years.

Time is now running out for Haven, with his upcoming 18th birthday in October 2019.

haven fears he may never find his forever family after living in foster care for the last five years © press
Haven fears he may never find his forever family after living in foster care for the last five years

According to the Epoch Times, Haven says that life at the shelter feels limiting and frustrating.

“It gets old,” he told the KFOR Oklahoma’s News Channel 4. 

“Just being there. Not being able to go out whenever I want.”

He is currently staying there with four other children who are in similar situations.

Getting a driver’s license, he adds, would go a long way in making him feel more confident and independent.

And like many teens his age, he also loves video games (Minecraft in particular) and hanging out with friends.

But besides all these, Haven’s real passion is to one day join the military, as it would entail “being a part of something bigger than myself,” and allow him to “travel the world.”

That option might become his main focus should he fail to find the family he is so desperately seeking.

He’s already got one foot in the door as a junior officer-in-training.

“I’m involved with Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, AKA JROTC,” he explained.

haven says he just wants a  family that will show love for me and be there for me © press
Haven says he just wants a 'family that will show love for me and be there for me'

Yet, this young teen still understands the importance of having loving parents who will serve as role models and be able to guide and support him as he takes his first strides toward adulthood.

He seems to grasp what he’s missing out on, perhaps better than some of us who have always had it.

“So you can have someone to help you, like be there for you if you need help,” he told KFOR.

“Not just going into it all blind because that’s how you get into drugs and bad stuff like that.”

In his current, urgent situation, he adds that he’s not fussy about what kind of family he’d like, and at this point says he’s looking for anyone who will take me.”

“I don’t really care. As long as it’s a family that will show love for me and be there for me,” said Haven.

For more information or if you’re considering adopting Haven, call Tom Peterson at (405) 325 9398.

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