This week's Wednesday's Child patiently awaits his forever family.

News 8 featured 11-year-old Chris last year, when he told us how much he looks forward to a parent who calls him "son."

As you're about to see, Chris is ready to be adopted and hopes this second appearance as a Wednesday's Child taping is the charm.

The last time we saw Chris, he was feeding the hungry sea turtles at the Grapevine Aquarium. Chris told us how scary it was to move from foster home to foster home.

"You never know when you might go to a nice foster home that gives you a bed and blanket and stuff and food and takes care of you," he told us last May.

Fast forward one year, and Chris has grown both in height and in the way he approaches a tough situation.

"[I keep a] happy attitude, because if I have a happy attitude I'll get through it faster," he said.

Christopher was six years old when he was removed from an abusive and neglectful home. He is ready to put these hard five years behind him in order to open the door to a family who wants him.

"To get a good family that won't give up on me," he said.

Christopher needs extra loving support with his education and at times, emotions.

"I just work with it and then one day I may get adopted," he said. He said that would be a very happy day in his life.

In the future, Chris hopes to make his family and country proud by serving in the Army. His reason for wanting to be a soldier is simple.

"So I can protect other people," he said.

Chris also wants protection for himself. He needs a home where structure and routine are consistent with positive reinforcement. His smile alone will fill your heart and home with joy.

In order to adopt a child, you must be licensed in the State of Texas as an adoptive parent. Click here for more information on how to get started.