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Mark hopes to find a loving, caring forever family

Posted at 7:39 AM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 07:39:54-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Every year, CBS 6 makes it our mission to help find families for children in foster care. This year, child advocates say their work has taken on an additional urgency to find these children families to connect with because the pandemic has made them feel more isolated than ever.

For 13-year-old Mark, family means everything.

"It means someone who loves you and takes care of you," he said.

He said he would like to find a loving, caring, and nice family that would treat him with respect.

Mark is kind and genuine.

He enjoys playing with friends, working on the computer, writing stories, and reading books.

He likes a structured lifestyle and would need to be in a home where he would be the youngest in his family.

To learn more about Mark and other kids like him 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.