16-Year-Old Shares Emotional Plea For A Family Before He Ages Out of State Custody


This Oklahoma City teen has had a very rough go of things. Life dealt him quite the bad hand. He finds himself trapped in the system, through no fault of his own. David now fears that he may be forced to spend his entire life in the system, never experiencing true love of any kind. The boy does not have a family to call his own and remains in state custody.


However, he is on the verge of aging out of the system. This leaves him with very few options. That is why David is pleading with the rest of the world to simply give him a chance. He has already had two failed adoptions and finds himself at his wit’s end. He is trying his best to take care of himself in the meantime and has gotten a job at a local fast food restaurant.

David is not trying to settle for this sort of employment, though. He knows that his chances of getting a better job will increase if he is not in the system. He possesses the self awareness to know that he needs a true home if he is going to succeed in this world. Stories like these just break your heart, don’t they? No child deserves to grow up this way.

Why do people have children if they are not going to be able to take care of them? This places an undue burden on the rest of society and forces the child to grow up feeling unloved. David is trying his best to remain positive minded in the meantime. He is also said to be very bright. Since he is one of the most well behaved children at the group home, he is allowed to keep a cellphone.

He dreams of going to college for engineering and hopes to travel abroad someday. David is old enough to realize that he needs to earn his keep. He is not looking for a family to “mooch” off of (his words, not ours)) and all he wants is unconditional love. Is that really so much to ask for? Of course it isn’t and we hope that he is able to make all of his dreams come true.

All it takes is one special family to change his life forever. Please be sure to pass this story along. By helping this story to find a wider audience, you are doing your part to assist David in his journey.



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