13-year-old Tim from Texas has spent most of his life at the foster care system. He ended up there at the age of just three, and sadly, 10 years later, he still hasn’t found a forever family to call his own.The sad reality is that a number of children never get a chance to be adopted. They simply age out of the system and are left to fend for themselves, with many of them ending on the streets, unable to find a job or a place to stay.
Tim has always dreamed of having someone to call him their son. In fact, he wanted that so badly that his caseworkers flew with him to the other part of the country so that he could be on the Wednesday’s Child program where he was given the chance to ask from the viewers to help him find a home.This loving boy, who has been going from one home to another, said he’s a true angel and that his potential family won’t ever have any problems with him.
Throughout the program, photos of Tim from different stages of his life were shown on the screen. Back in the day, when he first entered the system, he had big bright eyes full of hope, but as years went by, he started losing that spark because he got tired of looking for security with a forever family.
“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 added.
In a mom, he’s hoping to find someone caring and understanding. “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,” Tim said.
He dreams that his forever father would be his personal hero. Someone who will throw a ball around with him and teach him about what it means to be a man. “If I go outside, he’ll go outside with me. He’ll give me some normalcy.” Tim said.
He also said that he would love it if the family has other children too because he really wants to have siblings.
Finding a family means he would no longer need to care what his life would be like after he reaches 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,” this sweet boy explained.
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