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Wednesday's Child - Jacob

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FLOWOOD, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

If he doesn't have a guitar in his hand he is carrying a skateboard.

Jacob was excited about his first year of high school when we met him in 2009.

Now going into his senior year, he hopes to graduate from foster care to a forever family on this week's Wednesday's Child.

Jacob says he has many positive qualities.

"Skate boards, musical, I love creativity," Jacob said. "I love making my own things."

Jacob likes keeping things neat like his room and personal appearance.

Jacob enjoys many sports including bowling.

But his favorite pastime is music.

"I love any where between soft rock to hard rock music. And sports.. Mmm..if you consider..other than skate boarding.. Okay other than skate boarding, soccer, baseball, basketball," Jacob said.

He can be independent at times.

Jacob is open to criticism but social workers say he does have a quick temper.

He is working to keep it under control.

Jacob also enjoys attending church.

He looks younger than 15.

Jacob says that's not a problem.

"Ah I feel pretty good about it," Jacob said. "I don't want to look old, but I don't want to look too young. I mean sometimes if you are too young they won't let you ride roller coasters."

Jacob says he wants to complete high school, make good grades and head off to college.

"Just the intermediate plan would be going to law school, lawyer, judge. Who knows?"

Jacob says he discusses being in foster care with his friends and does not try to hide the fact that he does not have a permanent family.

"I feel like adoption for some people is really great. I'm not so for sure for myself," Jacob said. "But if it's a great person, great family, I'd love too."

To learn more about adoption through the Department of Human Services, call the Mississippi Adoption Resource Exchange at 1-800-821-9157.

Wednesday's Child is sponsored by Wendy's and WLBT.

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