A 9-year-old boy is desperately looking for his forever home. Little Jordan is waiting to be adopted so that he can have someone to call family. According to WFLA, Jordan plans on becoming a police officer. The fact that his little brother Brandon has been adopted, but not him, makes it a bittersweet emotion for him. Jordan adds that he doesn’t get to see his brother as much these days. His only hope is that he soon finds a family that will adopt him and take him home. “If you could go anywhere in the whole wide world where would it be?” interviewer LaceyLett asked Jordan.
“To an adoption party for a home,” Jordan said. If he were granted three wishes, he would use all three to find a family. “To have a family, and family, family. Those are the only wishes I have,” Jordan said. He currently lives at a group home, but what he really craves is some normalcy and the feeling of belonging in a family. “I would just like to have a family to call mom and dad or just mom or just dad. I don’t really care,” Jordan said, adding that “The reason it’s important is because so I could have some people to talk to any time I need to,” Jordan said. “I hope one of y’all pick me.”
Jordan is now in search of a miracle, one that leads him to his forever home. Hopefully, he finds a loving family soon! However, even a pandemic couldn’t stop a two-year-old boy from being adopted, as we reported earlier. According to CNN, Kimberly Wieneke knew 2-year-old Jaden was meant to be hers the minute he entered her life. Wieneke and her husband have been foster parents for over a year and Jaden has been with them since last May, according to CNN affiliate KNWA. “In my heart, I already knew I wanted him,” Wieneke said. Soon enough, they found out that Jaden was going to be put up for adoption in January.
“We knew the day they terminated [the parental rights] that we would be adopting April 16,” Wieneke said. The day was meant to be a special one, and the excited couple started making plans to welcome their son. However, due to the pandemic, they had to change their plans. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the lives of people all over the world in a multitude of ways, including people now having their court hearings online. That’s when Wieneke realized that her case wasn’t going to be any different. “We see all the pictures after the adoption day — they’re standing there with the judge, everyone is smiling,” Wieneke said. “We didn’t get that.”
Thus, Jaden’s adoption took place over a Zoom call. Wieneke said that the adoption was no less special and that she and her husband are really glad that Jaden is finally a part of their family. “Sometimes it feels like not real, I mean we sit and look at him and we’re like, ‘He’s ours.'” Wieneke told KNWA. “But it’s like, we didn’t get that experience.” Adoption Specialist Ashley Elam and Foster Care Worker Addie Martin both said that family services have remained committed to kids’ safety amid the Coronavirus pandemic. “It’s really changed our whole interaction with these kids and the ability to check in on them,” said Martin. Now that’s a happy ending!