Haven, a teenager who has been living in the foster system since he was 12, hopes to be adopted by a family before he turns 18 this October.
Even though most of us butt heads with our family members every now and then, we cannot ignore the fact that without their constant support and love we are nothing. A 17-year-old boy surely understands the importance of having one's own family. Haven, who currently resides in an Oklahoma-based shelter with four other kids, hopes to be adopted by loving parents before he turns 18 this fall say reports.
EVERYONE PLEASE SHARE!— ❌Kelly Guy (@KellyGuy) June 24, 2019
Why aren't we HELPING!!❤❤ 405-325-9398 @realDonaldTrump can we find this young man a family in Oklahoma? He’s 17, wants to finish high school and join the military. He’s already HEAVILY committed ROTC. 🇺🇸 https://t.co/Ebc3CzrnYk
According to Fox 61, the teenager has made up his mind to be of great service to his country. "I’m involved with Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, AKA JROTC," explained Haven. When asked the reason behind his choice of career, the 17-year-old simply replied that he wanted to be "a part of something bigger than myself and to serve my country" and joining the military forces seemed to be the best path. There was just one another thing he wanted apart from this job, a family to call his own.
This young man has been on my mind ever since I first saw his story. Actually, it is more like my thoughts have been CONSUMED by his name and face since March. I’ve wrestled, prayed, contemplated, rationalized every aspect of what this young man... https://t.co/5R7GGfGRzi— lauri flatley (@sspsos2013) July 1, 2019
Noticing his keen interest in joining the military, a group of Oklahoma Army National Guard members decided to give the teen a tour of their facility just to nudge him in the right direction a little more. As the boy made rounds of the area, a reporter from KFOR asked him to elaborate on his prevailing living situation a little further. Haven explained how there are certain restrictions when it comes to living in a shelter. "It gets old at times," he revealed. "Just being there. Not being able to go out whenever I want."
TWITTER: DO YOUR THING! Oklahoma 17-year-old in JROTC hopes to be adopted before time runs out https://t.co/tASslO6kbC 🇺🇸🇺🇸— Kari Steele (@KariVanHorn) March 15, 2019
Speaking to the outlet, Haven informed that he is yet to receive a driver's license, however, he's hoping to get his hands on a permit soon. The enthusiastic boy thinks of this as the first step to becoming a little more independent. Expressing his dreams and hopes of traveling the world he said, "I'd probably like to travel the world, but the Army probably helps with that." That being said, all Haven cares about at the moment is being adopted by a family before his birthday in October.
I pray he finds a family, soon!! ❤️ https://t.co/YoiCxmYYdS— Dana Zambrano (@DanerZ123) July 3, 2019
Explaining why the influence of a family is crucial he said, "So you can have someone to help you, like be there for you if you need help. Not just going into it all blind because that's how you get into drugs and bad stuff like that." Unfortunately, Haven has been living in DHS custody ever since he was 12 years old and although he wants to have a family, his hope seems to be a little shaken. The teen thinks he might not be able to find the guidance of his own people before time runs out.
Well, that made me sob. Everyone deserves to have parents who love them and guide them. I hope he finds a family to call his own.— Aimee McNew (@aimeemcnew) July 3, 2019
When asked about Haven's preference for the kind of family he's looking for, the sweet lad confessed, "Anyone who will take me." I'm sure your heart has now shattered into a million pieces! He added, "I don't really care. As long as it’s a family that will show love for me and be there for me." Is that too much to ask?
SOMEONE PLEASE ADOPT THIS BOY!https://t.co/kFgDyH3lGS— amanda jo abaalkhail (@abaalkhail_jo) July 3, 2019
Although there's no word on Haven's current adoption situation, you could surely help this kid find a loving home that he truly deserves! All the information is present on Oklahoma’s DHS site. This plea was also posted on Twitter. Deeply moved by Haven's heartfelt request a Twitter user commented: Ugh my heart when he said “anyone that will take me” I hope someone adopts him!!
IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE THAT COULD LOVE 💕 THIS YOUNG MAN AS YOUR OWN? https://t.co/7FQ8i8nyaW— The Rhines (@vrrhines) July 3, 2019
Another user went ahead and offered to adopt him! She wrote: Hi. My daughter and I have been calling about Haven. The mailbox is full. My daughter would like to adopt Haven. She is a 1st Sgt. in the Army station in San Antonio, Texas. Can someone contact me back, please? Thank you. We really hope Haven finds the home of his dreams.