9-year-old in foster care gets more than 5,000 adoption applications following viral interview

Greg Evans
Monday 17 August 2020 15:00
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A 9-year-old boy's plea to find a new family in Oklahoma has seen him inundated with offers to adopt him.

In July, young Jordan won hearts in the United States after he was interviewed by local news station KFOR. In the video, which has been viewed more than 140,000 times on YouTube, Jordan, who has been in foster care for six years, is asked what his three wishes are to which he replied:

To have a family, and family, family. Those are the only wishes I have. The reason it’s important is so I could have some people to talk to any time I need to. 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. I don’t really care.

Jordan's younger brother, Braison, was adopted last year, meaning that the two don't see as much of each other as they used to. Although there have been a handful of families interested in adopting Jordan in the past the foster care department in Oklahoma decided to not move forward with these applications after performing disclosures.

However, thanks to his viral interview over 5,000 adoption submissions have now been made for Jordan, which would suggest that the odds are now in his favour.

Speaking to Fox 4, Christopher Marlowe, a OKDHS Permanency Planning worker said:

I’m in the process of reading through those profiles to select a family to try to move forward with. Even for a child that’s been through custody, he’s been through a whole lot compared to most of our kids. I’m really excited about this and very hopeful this is going to be the breakthrough we needed to find this kid a home.

Wow. Let's hope this story has a happy ending.

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