In this “Everyone Has A Story” we have to go out to the mid-west.
A nine-year-old Oklahoma boy named Jordan, who is living in a group home, made a heartbreaking plea for a family to adopt him during a news interview last week and received thousands of responses within 12 hours as a result.
The young boy, who said he wants to be a police officer when he grows up, begged for a permanent home to call his own.
“The reason it’s important is so I could have some people to talk to anytime I need to,” Jordan had said. “I hope one of y’all pick me.”
Within hours of his statement, families from New Jersey, Florida, Illinois and Kentucky reportedly expressed interest to provide him with a permanent home.
Jordan has been in the care of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services for six years. He’d previously been there alongside his younger brother Braison, but he was later adopted, leaving Jordan on his own.
His permanency planner said over 5,000 submissions to adopt Jordan have been received thus far. They are being reviewed and officials say the chances of Jordan’s wish coming true is very high.
If he were granted three wishes Jordan said he would ask, “To have a family, and family, family. Those are the only wishes I have.”