In a heartbreaking interview, a young boy revealed his wish—to have a family he could call his own.
A nine-year-old boy, Jordan, has been living in foster care since he was a toddler. His brother, Braison, who was adopted and went on to live in a separate home, was the only family he had left.
Child Welfare Specialist, Christopher Marlowe, revealed that the Oklahoma Department of Human Services was hoping to get the two brothers into closer proximity so that they could spend more time with each other.
“His brother’s adoptive family has been agreeable to that, and even if things go well, they said they would be willing to take them out on day passes so they could spend some good quality time together,” Christopher told ABC News.
Jordan’s emotional plea to have a parent that can love him was highlighted by a TV station in Oklahoma, and it immediately went viral and touched the hearts of many around the country. When the nine-year-old was asked if he was to go anywhere in the world, where would it be?, he said, “To an adoption party for a home.” All he ever wished for in life was to have a loving family.
“I would just like to have a family to call mom and dad or just mom or just dad. I don’t really care. […] The reason it’s important is so I could have some people to talk to anytime I need to. I hope one of y’all pick me.”
Thousands of calls and inquiries started pouring in from states such as Florida, New Jersey, Illinois, and Kentucky, to name a few. Some of the callers sent heartfelt wishes and offers to the nine-year-old who was yearning to have a permanent home and the unconditional love of a parent.
If 9-year-old Jordan could be anywhere in the world, he’d be at an adoption party celebrating with a forever family. The Oklahoma Department of Human Services says it’s gotten over 10,000 adoption requests from people hoping to make his dream come true. https://t.co/EQnZPKxFox
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“The reason it’s important is because so I could have some people to talk to anytime I need to,” Jordan said. “I hope one of y’all pick me.”
Jordan’s wish of having a family was finally realized after 5,000 adoption applications came in for the nine-year-old. Jordan’s permanency planning worker said that he is determined to find the young man a forever home with a great and loving family just as he had wished. He also revealed that Jordan has been through a lot of trauma in such a short time. “Even for a child that’s been through custody, he’s been through a whole lot compared to most of our kids.”
Jordan has endured so many traumas and difficulties at his young age and still manages to wear a smile on his face. He made his desire known and his prayer was answered.