RICHMOND, Va. -- All of us have been impacted and left somewhat isolated by the pandemic. Children in the Virginia foster system have too, and for them, the dream of a permanent loving home can seem further away.
Clayton, 11, has a lot of good reasons why he wants a family around him.
"Living in a group basically having fun getting to know each other, spending time and just getting along," he said. "Like building Legos with me, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, stuff like that and fishing. Just trying to spend more time together as a family."
Clayton already has skills and big dreams.
"I'm really good at taking care of pets and babysitting. I'm pretty good at a lot of stuff. When I grow up I would like to be quite a few things. I'd probably say a mechanic so I can get a lot of money and so l can help take care of my family. A paleontologist and dig up dinosaur bones and stuff and a geologist studies rocks."
He hopes one day to go to Louisiana to see the alligators and Florida to see the birds.
He just needs a little help. Maybe that's you?
"I would just like to hopefully get adopted just get a whole good family for me. And I can have what I never had before," he said.
If you want to learn more about children in need of homes, click here or call Connecting Hearts at 804-308-5946.
In Virginia, we have hundreds of children who are ready for foster to adoption. In other words, these children are ready to find their permanent and loving forever families. 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 sibling who are available for forever homes, but also to shed light on the other almost 700 children who may not be seen. Our kids are all ages and races, they were put in foster care due to no fault of their own. To learn more and becoming a foster to adoption parent(s) click here.