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Wednesday's Child - Donald

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CLINTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) This week's Wednesday's Child was first featured three years ago when we went bowling.   Donald is now 18 years old but is not being emancipated from the system.   He says every day he gets closer to being on his own but still hopes there is someone who will make him apart of their family.

Donald has never been shy about expressing why he wants a forever family. This is what he told us in October of 2011.

"If there's that family out there and they want to know something special, what would you say to them?  Just follow your heart I guess", Donald said.

Donald is kind hearted and believes in treating everyone like a friend.   He says many people are surprised by his intelligence.

"I've been having a good life.  I've been successful. I'm 18 now and I've got me a good job so I've been doing pretty good", said Donald.

Donald says his education is important, he is planning to take a GED class.

"I want to go to MCC, Meridian Community College then go to MSU, Mississippi State University. What are you interested in doing as a  career?  A welder or a construction worker", Donald explained.

Donald told us he has been in foster care since he was 7 years old.  He says his mother died from complications of diabetes.   Donald makes it a point to take care of himself. He is also diabetic.

"I really want any type of family that will love me and take good care of me if I need some help with school they'll help me if they can", added Donald.

He doesn't know how much time he has left before he ages out of the system, but he says he knows there is no expiration date when you have a real family.

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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