Boy Receives 5K Adoption Inquiries In Less Than 12 Hours After Making A Heartbreaking Plea For Parents.
After reaching out with a news station video plea, a 9-year-old Oklahoma boy was absolutely inundated with letters from people wanting to adopt him.
Jordan had been in foster care for the past six years and he wanted to part of a forever family so bad. As a matter of fact, when asked if he was granted three wishes, he said “family, family, family.”
When he issued his plea on video, he received more than 5,000 inquires about adopting him. His younger brother, Braison, was adopted last year.
Says Jordan in the video plea: ‘The reason it’s important is because so I could have some people to talk to anytime I need to. I hope one of y’all pick me.’
In a matter of 12 hours after the video, people from New Jersey, Florida, Illinois and Kentucky reached out asking about the boy. They were all very interested in giving him that forever home he was seeking.
The state’s Department of Human Services, which oversees the group home where Jordan was staying, had to give employees overtime to deal with the huge amount of calls and emails asking about Jordan.
Says state worker Christopher Marlowe: “I’m in the process of reading through those profiles to select a family to try to move forward with. Jordan’s time in care has been difficult and he has moved around from foster home to foster home countless times. We’ve had a couple of families that expressed interest in adoption but after we did disclosures, the families decided that it wasn’t the right fit for them or their family at this time, so we’ve had some difficulty finding placement for him.”
But even with that, Marlowe said he is positive and very hopeful the perfect family will be found for Jordan. He is hoping to keep the adoptive family in the Oklahoma area, so he could make plans to see his brother on a regular basis.
Says Marlowe: ‘His brother’s adoptive family has been agreeable to that and even if things go well, they said they would be willing to take them out on day passes so they could spend some good quality time together.”
Right now, there are nearly 8,000 children in the Oklahoma foster care system.
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