- A young boy might get his wish fulfilled after his heartfelt plea to be adopted caught the attention of thousands of people
- Jordan shared his adoption journey with viewers when he made the request
- However, it was his earnest admission that his greatest wish was for a family that struck a chord with more than 5 000 people from all over the world
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A nine-year-old boy has received over 5 000 adoption requests from people around the United States (US) after issuing an emotional plea begging for a mum and dad.
The boy, only identified as Jordan, was three years old when he was taken into the care of the State’s Department of Human Services in Oklahoma in the United States.
A report by News Australia showed after spending six years in foster care the young boy now wants a permanent place to call home.
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He made the request during a local news segment, saying if he was granted three wishes he would only ask for a family — that was the only wish he had.
“Or just a mom. Or just a dad – I really do not care. The reason it is important is that so I could have some people to talk to anytime I need to. I hope one of you will pick me," he said.
Just 12 hours after making the heartbreaking plea, more than 5 000 people inquired about adopting him.
Jordan also said during the interview that he was sad he does not get to see his little brother Braison anymore - he was adopted in 2019 and he too hopes for a family
The boy added that if he could go anywhere in the world, he would choose to go to an adoption party for a home.
Jordan’s wish may soon become a reality after his permanency planner revealed that it had since received thousands of submissions to adopt Jordan.
“I’m in the process of reading through those profiles to select a family to try to move forward with,” state worker Christopher Marlowe said.
The nine-year-old is among more than 400 000 children currently in foster care across the US and Marlowe said Jordan had been through a whole lot of trauma as compared to other children.
Since Jordan’s desperate plea went viral, the state worker said it has had to recruit other staff to help go through the staggering amount of applications.
He expects Jordan to be part of a loving family within six months. Jordan is unaware of his viral fame as the state worker wants to be careful not to get his hopes up after having been let down previously.
The state is also hoping to find a family based in Oklahoma to keep Jordan and his brother Braison closer to one another.
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“His brother’s adoptive family has been agreeable to that and even if things go well, they said they would be willing to take them out so they could spend some time together,” he said.
Many have also taken to social media after hearing about Jordan’s touching plea with some saying they would welcome him to their home in a heartbeat.
In other Briefly.co.za news, a local woman took to Facebook group #I'mStaying to share how her act of kindness resulted in her getting blessed with more than she expected.
Facebook user and #Stayer, Mmaphuti Molefe, proved that a giving hand is blessed when she selflessly gave her last bit of cash to a stranger who did not have taxi fare. According to Maphuti, the unnamed lady wanted to pay the taxi driver when she reached her destination. However, in true taxi driver nature, he refused and was on the verge of kicking the lady out of the taxi.
Maphuti, who witnessed the whole thing unfold, stepped in and offered the little bit of money she was carrying. She then exchanged numbers with the desperate stranger. Later that day she received an EFT of R200 from the lady, with which she was able to buy some food.
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