logo
youtube.com/WFAA
youtube.com/WFAA

No One Adopts a Boy for 10 Years – He Looks Forward to the 'Freedom' of Being Someone's Son

Ayesha Muhammad
Jun 15, 2022
02:40 A.M.

After spending a decade in the foster care system, a boy longed to have a family of his own, with parents who would shower him with tender love and care. All he wanted was to feel a little less alone, but would his heartfelt wish ever come true?

Advertisement

Having a place to call home and a loving and affectionate family are sometimes taken for granted. Often, we get so engrossed in competing with each other and striving for what we don't have that we lose sight of everything that we've already been blessed with.

Every child deserves a parent and a supportive family that cherishes and cares for them. Sadly, many kids might lead a childhood deprived of love and care. But, somewhere deep down, they hope things will improve one day, and they'll have a reason to smile again. Today's story mirrors a similar scenario.

Tim, a foster kid from Texas who flew to Dallas to be featured on "Wednesday's Child." | Source: YouTube.com/WFAA

Tim, a foster kid from Texas who flew to Dallas to be featured on "Wednesday's Child." | Source: YouTube.com/WFAA

A WONDERFUL TEENAGER

Tim is a 13-year-old boy from Texas whose life is a lot different than boys his age and much more complicated than it seems on the surface. He has spent a significant part of his life in foster care.

Advertisement

The teenager flew from another part of the state to Dallas with his caseworker to be featured on KHOU's "Wednesday's Child" segment in May 2022. He's a wonderful youngster who doesn't need people's sympathies; instead, he wants a loving family to call his own.

Tim pictured having a conversation with WFAA correspondent. | Source: YouTube.com/WFAA

Tim pictured having a conversation with WFAA correspondent. | Source: YouTube.com/WFAA

THE BLUE-EYED BOY

Tim entered the foster care system when he was only three years old and has spent ten years of his life being a foster kid. Regarding his behavior at a residential treatment center for foster children, he shared:

"At home, I am an angel. Perfect."

Tim's caseworker found a picture of him when he was seven. The adorable photo was shown on "Wednesday's Child," where little Tim's big blues eyes shone brightly with joy, and he was full of life.

Advertisement
Tim pictured playing basketball. | Source: YouTube.com/WFAA

Tim pictured playing basketball. | Source: YouTube.com/WFAA

THE YEARNING FOR A FAMILY

Six years down the road, Tim's bright blue eyes look tired, and he doesn't want the state to be his parent any longer. The present-day Tim yearns to call someone "mom" and "dad." He expressed, "I want a mom and dad at least."

He wants a career as a meteorologist or protecting and serving his people as a law enforcement officer.

Tim pictured on the basketball court. | Source: YouTube.com/WFAA

Tim pictured on the basketball court. | Source: YouTube.com/WFAA

Advertisement

WANTING TO BELONG

The teenager expressed that he has difficulty falling asleep at night and longs for the day he'll stop moving from one place to another. He further added:

"Kind of like being in a prison without walls. You got runners, but then where you gonna go if you run? Absolutely nowhere but right back to where you ran from (sic)."

Tim is seen playing tricks with the ball. | Source: YouTube.com/WFAA

Tim is seen playing tricks with the ball. | Source: YouTube.com/WFAA

THE SEARCH FOR SOMETHING PERMANENT

Tim said he yearned for something permanent that would still be there when the day ended. When asked what kind of a mother he wants, the teenager replied:

"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."

Advertisement

But that isn't all. The young man also wishes to have a father who will teach him to be a better person, play ball with him, and be his hero by simply paying attention to him. "If I go outside, he'll go outside with me. He'll give me some normalcy," added Tim.

Tim, a foster kid who flew from Texas to Dallas to be featured on "Wednesday's Child." | Source: YouTube.com/WFAA

Tim, a foster kid who flew from Texas to Dallas to be featured on "Wednesday's Child." | Source: YouTube.com/WFAA

FREEDOM OF BEING SOMEONE'S CHILD

After spending a large part of his childhood alone, he also wants siblings he can have fun with because he gets bored playing by himself. Tim also revealed he wants older siblings so he can learn from them and model their behavior.

The Texas boy said he wants the freedom to belong and be someone's son. His hopeful eyes lingered as he continued explaining what sort of freedom he craved:

Advertisement

"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."

ANOTHER BOY WITH A HEARTFELT WISH

Like Tim, another Texas kid hopes to find an adoptive family that will love him and pave the pathway for his education and career. Cory is a 14-year-old boy who aspires to be a cop someday. He loves music, enjoys playing video games, collecting Pokemon cards, and reading books.

The youngster is also interested in the weather and natural disasters. He wants a career as a meteorologist or protecting and serving his people as a law enforcement officer. Cory loves ice cream, pizza, and burgers and likes venturing outside on his bike and scooter. He can be found cooling it off in the pool on a hot day.

Advertisement

But his heart's one true desire is to have a forever home and loving family to call his own. We hope that Tim and Cory can find loving adoptive families and that all their heartfelt dreams and wishes come true. Please share their stories with your family and friends.

If you think you could be Tim, Cory, or another Texas kid's forever family, call toll-free at 1-800-233-3405 or log on to adoptchildren.org for more information.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Woman Approaches Little Boy on Street and Learns He Needs Help — Story of the Day

February 21, 2024

Elderly Couple Is Led by a Cat to a Black Bag, Sees a Tiny Hand Hanging from Inside — Story of the Day

February 02, 2024

Devastated Mom Wants to Adopt, Spots Girl at Adoption Agency Strikingly Similar to Her Late Daughter — Story of the Day

March 01, 2024

Woman Discovers That She Is Actually the Biological Mom of Her Adopted Son – Story of the Day

April 23, 2024

Baseball Legend Tim Wakefield's Widow Dies 5 Months after Him: Tragic Details

March 01, 2024

My Mom Is So Desperate for Grandkids She Demands I Accept My Ex-wife's Kid as My Own without Paternity Test

February 14, 2024

Widower Is Barred from Boarding a Flight with His Newborn Baby, 82-Year-Old Meredith Helps Him — Story of the Day

May 01, 2024

After 60 Years of Marriage, I Found Out My Whole Life Was a Lie – Story of the Day

February 08, 2024

Widower Is Barred from Boarding a Flight with His Newborn Baby, 82-Year-Old Meredith Helps Him — Story of the Day

February 13, 2024

5 Stories about People Finding out Their Siblings Are Actually Their Parents

February 06, 2024

Father Left Me with a Foster Family Because I Reminded Him of My Mom – Story of the Day

March 25, 2024

9-Year-Old Boy Lives Alone in Cold Flat for 2 Years & Survives on Eating Canned Goods, Cake, and Stolen Tomatoes

January 26, 2024

Woman Leaves Her Newborn Son in an Orphanage, Years Later Marries the Man Who Adopted Him

March 13, 2024

Nurse Gives Woman the Wrong Baby, Then New Mother Turns Pale — Story of the Day

February 09, 2024