This week’s Wednesday's Child never imagined he would end up in foster care at the age of 9.
Two years later, he's now 11 and searching for a forever family who will provide him with love and a roof over his head.
Isaiah has a vibrant personality. He’s an optimist who believes he will get adopted.
"I'm nice. I'm funny. I like to play outdoors and I like to do math," he said during our adventure at Legoland Discovery Center in Grapevine.
Isaiah wants to build a solid foundation for himself, knowing it starts with a positive attitude.
"I'm on the show ‘Wednesday's Child’ and I'm getting adopted," he said proudly.
Isaiah stays optimistic, even in the midst of uncertainty.
He was removed from his biological home two years ago and is currently under the care of Catholic Charities. He is living in one of their shelters.
"[It’s] pretty good, but sometimes sad," he said about his situation in foster care.
Because there is no foster home available for the 11-year-old, his desire for a permanent placement grows stronger every day.
He dreams about his forever family.
"I'm hoping they will take care of me. Nourish me. Give me a house to live in,” he said. “They give me a room and a bed to sleep in. I don't need anything more.”
In the future, Isaiah wants to make his adoptive parents proud and join the Secret Service. He wants a specific duty.
"Security guard for the president,” he said.
Isaiah knows he is tough enough for the job. He doesn't let many things bother him, including breaking his eye glasses. It happened during our taping.
Even though he couldn't see very well, Isaiah didn't want his broken glasses to ruin his chance to find a home, so the shoot continued.
It's the kind of kid he is. He perseveres and has great ambitions. But it’s his attitude that stands out the most.
"I think that somebody will adopt me," he said with a smile.
A special thanks to Dr. Grenado Chaney with Eye Associates of Grapevine who provided Isaiah with a free eye exam and a brand new pair of glasses to replace his broken ones. Isaiah was very excited.
In order to adopt a child, you must be licensed in the state of Texas as an adoptive parent. For more Information on how to get started please visit the Texas Adoption Resource Exchange website or email Blythe.Waldran@dfps.state.tx.us.
You can also call 817-792-4409 or 817-792-4954.
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