When this young, nine-year-old made an adoption plea, he did it not know if it would make any difference. However, it soon went viral, leading to thousands of adoption applications raining down upon him!
The Touching Adoption Plea
Sadly, not every child grows up in a loving home. After a dark childhood, 9-year-old Jordan found himself heartbroken, separated from his brother, and alone in a group home. When he made an adoption plea to air on local CNN affiliate KFOR, he had no idea if it would help. I hope one of y’all pick me. I would just like to have a family to call mom and dad, or just mom, or just dad,” Jordan said in the heartbreaking video. “To have a family, and family, family. Those are the only wishes I have.” Jordan continued by telling a bit about himself, that he wants to become a police officer when he becomes older, in order to help people.
As you might expect, it did not take long for Jordan’s video to go viral after KFOR aired it. Instantly, people started sharing the video, hoping that someone out there would want to provide Jordan with a loving home. Incredibly, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services received more than 10,000 adoption requests for Jordan, from all over the United States. Jordan has the pick of the litter, as they say! However, there are few requirements that will help the Oklahoma Department of Human Services narrow down the list…
As stated, Jordan currently resides in a group home, a specialty one at that. You see, he requires special care due to his frequent moves, past trauma, and the separation from his brother. In fact, while requests for Jordan came in from all over the United States, the plan is to keep Jordan in Oklahoma to hopefully one day reunite him with his brother. “Our main goal is to find the best family for every child, and so it’s wonderful to have a wide variety of families to choose from, so that you can find the best fit for each individual child because every child has their own unique needs,” Casey White, an agency spokeswoman, stated. “[Jordan] really needs a super understanding family, a family who’s fairly experienced with parenting and with parenting a kiddo who has experienced trauma.”
“It really is important that people understand that Jordan is not alone and there are just so many other kids, just like him, who have been through trauma who really need a family who is willing to step forward for them,” White continued. “There are around 7,700 children that need a family in Oklahoma, while 500 hope to be adopted right away. They just need the right parents.”
Of course, there are certainly children near you that also desperately need homes. If you are thinking of having a child, it’s certainly worth it to consider adoption. You never know how much of a difference you could make in another’s life!