Donald says he feels alone since the death of his mother. He has spent the last ten years in foster care. But he is also hopeful of finding a forever family on this week's Wednesday's Child. Donald was featured a year ago and is about to have a birthday in July. He says his age should not get in the way.
Donald is 16 years old. He is very respectful, and cooperative. He says being in foster care since he was 7 years old has taught him the importance of being patient.
"I'm basically good with people. I don't like people to talk about my parents because it really hurts me," Donald said.
Donald says like most teenagers he likes sports.
"I have a hobby for sports like baseball, basketball and football. I didn't play them, but I watch basketball and football though," said Donald.
What brings him the most joy is video games. He wants to turn his interest into a profession.
"Back when I was little when I first played, video games, I started to fall in love with it and I started playing and playing and I decided to see what I could do with it, so since I'm good at it and might as well be that and get paid good money," Donald said.
Donald is diabetic and says he has made it a priority to learn about taking care of himself and staying healthy.
"First of all I don't want to die and that could really happen, it's what my mother died of a few months back," said Donald.
He has spent a great deal of time thinking about adoption and the kind of family he wants.
"If there was something, if there's a family out there and they wanted to know something special, what would you say to them? Just follow your heart I guess. And adopt me? No, I wouldn't say that now. Really? Cause its really up to them. I have no control over it, and I respect their decision if they do," Donald said.
Though he has waited for years Donald says it is never too late to have a family, but he does hope almost ten years is long enough, he has paid his dues and says it is time for a permanent place to call home.
To learn more about adoption 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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