Thousands request to adopt 9-year-old boy after seeing heartbreaking plea: "I hope one of y'all pick me"

by Bryan Brammer · Aug 19th, 2020 12:24 pm

Last Updated Oct 14th, 2020 at 2:50 pm

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services reported that it has received more than 10,000 requests from people who want to adopt a 9-year-old boy after his story was shared by a local CNN affiliate.

Jordan, who is currently living in a group home, has bounced around a lot in the six years he has been under the state's care, according to a spokeswoman for the department.

When asked what he would do if he had three wishes, Jordan mentioned just one wish, three different times.

"To have a family, and family, family. Those are the only wishes I have. 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. "I hope one of y'all pick me."

The adoption requests have come from all over the United States, but spokeswoman Casey White said the agency would like a family in Oklahoma to adopt Jordan, so he could stay close to his brother Braison, who was adopted three years ago.

"Our main goal is to find the best family for every child, and so it's wonderful to have a wide variety of families to choose from, so that you can find the best fit for each individual child because every child has their own unique needs," White said.

White hopes the enthusiasm to adopt Jordan after hearing his story will convince others to consider adopting other children in the system.

"It really is important that people understand that Jordan is not alone and there are just so many other kids, just like him, who have been through trauma who really need a family who is willing to step forward for them," White said.


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