LAWTON, OK (RNN Texoma) - A teenager in DHS custody says he's praying that a family will adopt him soon.
14-year old Kase loves science so he and 7NEWS reporter Haley Wilson visited the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman.
“What’s been your favorite part so far?"
”Dinosaurs," replied Kase.
Kase says he loves them because of their history and all the movies that have been made about them. As for his favorite? “The raptor and because he’s fast.” But, Kase can name pretty much any dinosaur.
We also went through an exhibit about sharks. The museum had a display showing the size of the largest shark in the world. When I asked Kase to take a picture in front of it, he said he doesn’t really smile much, but gave me a smile for our picture.
He’s been though a lot in his young life. He says he was placed into DHS custody back in 2011 and still hasn’t found a family to adopt him. “I’ve been in one adoption home already but then I got took out. So, now I’m in a group home,” said Kase.
And at one point, he thought he was going to finally going to be adopted, but it fell through and being taken from that family was hard on him. “My whole life has been rough moving from family to family, house to house, group home to group home, facility to facility, but hey, I still have my case worker, I still have my friends, all I need now is a family,” said Kase.
While Kase has been though a lot, he says God has helped him through it all. He’s not losing faith that one day he’ll have a family again. “I’ve prayed and prayed for a family that will take me to church almost every Sunday, or whenever they can, but I haven’t gotten that family yet,” he said.
He doesn’t ask for much in a family. “Someone who loves me and will take care of me. Somebody who will just treat me right.” Kase says he’d be the happiest kid in the world if someone adopted him. “All I want is a family.”
If you'd like to adopt Kase, give DHS a call at 580-471-7942.