Many of us take for granted growing up in a loving family with your parents. Many people have no idea what it feels like to be raised by your parents.
A 13-year-old boy from Texas was not as lucky as most people are. Tim grew up in the foster care system, and today, he is a teenager with a very touching dream.
Tim would like nothing more than to be called someone's son.
Tim Wants Someone To Adopt Him
Tim got into the foster care system at the age of three. He has been in the foster care system for more than a decade because nobody has adopted him.
The teenager recently appeared on a local news program and expressed his desire to find a loving family he could be part of.
His desire to find a family is so strong that his caseworker had to fly him from a different part of the state to appear in the television program.
A Good Boy Who Won't Cause Problems
Currently, Tim is living in a residential treatment center dedicated to foster children. Throughout the years, he has been in many foster homes.
Unfortunately, he has never found a permanent place he could call home. He explained that he is a very well-behaved boy, which means he will not cause any family that adopts him any issues.
"At home, I am an angel. Perfect."
During the show, several pictures of Tim when he was younger were shown.
In one of the pictures, he was three years. He had just joined the foster care system.
In another photo, he was seven years old, and his shining blue eyes stand out. The newscaster claimed that the boy still had big blue eyes, but they were a little more tired.
The reporter claimed that Tim was tired of moving from place to place, hoping that a family would one day offer him stability, consistency, and love.
Tim admitted to experiencing sleeping problems at night due to these challenges. He went on to say that he felt like he was in prison without walls.
The boy said that the foster care system had runners, but they had no option but to go back to where they were fleeing from.
The Perfect Family, According To Tim
All Tim wants is to be in a loving family that will give him a place to call home. He does not want to be in a family that will one day decide they do not need him anymore.
Tim hopes to be in a home that will consider him part of the family even as an adult. He wants more than a home that will simply raise him until he is an adult and then forget about him.
He revealed that he wants a mom and a dad at the very least.
He desires to find a kind, caring, and understanding mother. Tim already knows that moms usually worry about their kids because of their love for them.
He would like the same from the mother he gets. The boy learned about what mothers are like from television and from the kind of mothers his schoolmates have.
"Someone that cares, who's always worried. I may seem embarrassed sometimes (by her worrying), but she'll still be wondering if I'm OK. She'll ask how my day is every time I walk through the door."
As far as a father is concerned, Tim hopes to find someone who can be his hero. He looks forward to a dad who will throw the ball around with him and teach him about being a man.
He hopes to find a father who will be his role model.
"If I go outside, he'll go outside with me. He'll give me some normalcy."
Tim would also love to be part of a family that has siblings. After spending a lot of his childhood alone, he would appreciate having brothers and sisters to play with and get into trouble with.
The teenager also dreams of having support from his siblings, which would be a dream come true for him.
"Kind of gets boring playing by yourself. Plus, you can learn from them."
Family Will Give Tim Freedom
To Tim, having a family means finding freedom. A loving home will allow him to grow, make mistakes, learn from them, and excel.
Once he finds a family, he will not have to worry about where his life will be headed next or what will happen to him once he is too old to be part of the foster care system.
A family will also allow him to be around people who trust him. More importantly, he will not have to stress about not returning home after walking out of the door.