Jeremiah, a 10-year-old boy living in a group home provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, is dreaming not only of a forever home but a special forever family as well.
When Jeremiah speaks about his dream family he says, “There would be a nice woman. There would be a nice husband. There would be nice kids. There would be pets. I’ll do anything for them.”
Jeremiah says he gets beat up in his current home, that he has lived for the past three years, and does not want to spend the remaining years until he turns 18 in a group home.
“… by the time I’m 18, I might not be adopted by then and I don’t want that to happen to me” is his fear, he says.
The story of this avid reader, who enjoys video games and swimming, set the internet on fire.
Jeremiah’s story was first broadcast on July 3rd by Oklahoma News 4 and quickly took off.
Oklahoma News 4 states the response has been staggering. They crunched the numbers and his story has been viewed 86-thousand times from their website alone. Numerous Facebook posts telling his story have been shared thousands of times.
Oklahoma DHS says they have fielded more than 2000 calls from people wanting to provide a home for Jeremiah.
The attention has been welcomed by the Oklahoma DHS and they say there are currently 700 children available for adoption under their care.
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