A 9-year-old boy has gone viral after a video emerged of his heartbreaking plea for a family…
While his story is heartbreaking, the outcome will warm even the coldest of hearts.
And, just hours after its broadcast, his life may have changed forever.
And, as a result of this, these unfortunate people end up being passed to and from various different families throughout their childhoods.
And, sadly, this system can prove to be a cruel and damaging experience for many children.
On any given day, there are nearly 443,000 children in foster care in the United States.
And the children suffer as a result.
And, more often than not, children don’t even get a real foster home, they are, instead, sent to live in institutions or group homes.
And, as a result, they can sometimes experience very little stability while growing up.
Languishing in foster care harms children’s wellbeing in a number of ways.
The longer a child remains in temporary care, the more likely it is that he or she will experience multiple placement changes and disrupted relationships caused by such changes.
The foster system is anything but short-term.
And some never end up getting adopted.
He has been in the care of Oklahoma’s Department of Human Services since 2014, meaning he has spent 6 years in the foster care system.
The 9-year-old has previously attracted families interested in adopting him, but they have ended up dropping out.
Christopher Marlowe, who is in charge of reviewing profiles for potential matches for Jordan, said: “The families decided that it wasn’t the right fit for them or their family at this time, so we’ve had some difficulty finding placement for him.”
” [Jordan’s] been through a whole lot compared to most of our kids”.
Now, he is desperate for a family to adopt him too.
During the clip, when asked what he would wish for if he was granted 3 wishes, he replied that they’d all be for a “family.”
In the footage, he told KFOR he is hoping for a “mom and dad. Or just a mom. Or just a dad – I don’t really care.”
“The reason it’s important is because so I could have some people to talk to anytime I need to.”
“I hope one of y’all pick me.”
Because just twelve hours after his video was broadcast, more than five-thousand people inquired about adopting him from across the US, including Florida and Illinois.
“I’m really excited about this and very hopeful this is going to be the breakthrough we needed to find this kid a home,” explained Marlowe.
It could still be months before Jordan – who is unaware of his viral fame as the department doesn’t want to get his hopes up – is adopted.
Marlowe revealed that Braison’s adoptive family “has been agreeable” to this and is hoping to take the 2 brothers out on day passes so they can reconnect.
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