RICHMOND, Va. -- November is National Adoption Month and CBS 6 is Working For You through our partnership with JFS/Connecting Hearts to find every child in Virginia's foster system a loving family. Nearly 800 children in Virginia’s foster system are waiting for a permanent loving home. The pandemic has isolated them even further from the connections we take for granted at school, work, or home.
Especially acute is the need for older children to find a forever family before they age out of the system. You can have an impact even if it’s just for a year or two.
Jeremiah, 15, has many interests. He is an encyclopedia of facts about planets, marine life, and computers.
"I like to watch anime, play football, and video games," he said.
He loves school and hopes to learn more about electronics.
"I will keep on going to get into college and get my degree," he said.
Jeremiah also hopes to take culinary classes because he has big dreams.
"I want to open a Japanese restaurant. I like Japanese food," he said.
As Connecting Hearts – A Deborah J Johnston Charity, celebrates National Adoption Month, our “30 Kids in 30 Days” initiative is to bring awareness to 30 kids or siblings who are available for forever homes. Our kids are all ages and races, they were put in foster care due to no fault of their own. To learn more about becoming a foster to adoption parent(s) click here. The I Belong Project™ videos are a project of Virginia’s Kids Belong in cooperation with America’s Kids Belong.