Wednesday's Child: Swinton




Posted on June 22, 2011 at 2:14 PM

DALLAS - Today's Wednesday's Child is a fun and interesting boy who is busy discovering his interests. Based on what we saw, he could be a paleontologist in the making.

Swinton was fascinated by all there was to explore at The Museum of Science and History at Fair Park and his discoveries of what it was like back 200 million years ago.

He asked the tour guide if there were any people on earth back then.

“There were no people here at the same time as dinosaurs," said Jennifer Whitus, with the Museum. "We came way after the dinosaurs were already gone. Thank Goodness for that, right?"

Swinton's favorite part of the museum was the "Chinasaurs" exhibit. It’s the one with all the dinosaur skeletons. Surprisingly, science is his second favorite subject at school.

“My favorite subject is math," said the happy fifth grader.

Swinton is a native of Liberia and has had a fascinating journey. He enjoys reading, exploring nature and playing sports.

“I like to play soccer and basketball," he said. "I think they're really fun.”

Swinton is nervous about the adoption process, but has a deep desire to find caring adoptive parents who are in it for the long haul.

“I want parents that love me and care about me and care about all our family, not just me or my brother or sister," he said. "I want my family to love Jesus."

His new family should be open minded with his continued adjustment to American culture and traditions. Swinton is likely a few years older than the age of 10, which is what his records reflect.

The social boy said he has no problem making new friends.

“We like to play basketball and sometimes kickball," said the 10-year-old of his best friends.

Swinton is as sweet as he is handsome. He has an incredibly unique past and history and is looking forward to building new memories and dreams with his forever family.