There’s a lot of things that this young man, nicknamed “The Germinator,” would like to do. He would like to plant a garden someday, ride a horse, and go fishing. But above all, he wants to be adopted.
“By the time I’m 18, I might not be adopted by then and I don’t want that to happen to me,” Jeremiah said. “And I don’t want to be in a group home until I’m 18.”
In Oklahoma, there are 8,500 children in the custody of the Department of Human Services, with 635 of them awaiting adoption. There are more than 400,000 children in foster care in the U.S., according to statistics. Jeremiah doesn’t want to be a statistic any longer.
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Jeremiah went on to explain to KFOR what he envisions the perfect family for him would be like: “There would be a nice woman. There would be a nice husband. There would be nice kids. There would be pets,” he said. “I’ll do anything for them.”
KFOR also provided information for people who are interested in becoming either foster parents or adoptive parents. If you or someone you know is interested in adopting Jeremiah or one of the other 635 children in the Oklahoma foster system, call Tom Peterson at (405) 325-9398. If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent, call the hotline at (800) 376-2979 or click here.
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