Today's Wednesday's Child is Zachary... And he's a self-described fan of karate... So when we got together the other day we had something right up his alley.
Zachary is the one with the look of total focus on his face.
Most any sports or physical activity is good with Zachary, but lest you think he's all brawn and no brain... You should know that one of Zachary's favorite past-times is chess.
"He loves chess, he spends a lot of time playing chess, and he talks about how his foster father continues to beat him, he says 24/7...and I told him to just keep practicing...practice makes perfect," says Rich, an adoption recruiter with Clark County's Division of Family Services.
We also talked about his future, and why he's hoping to be adopted.
"Like I'm tired of moving to home after home," says Zachary.
"He's been in and out of care since 2009, and he's like, this is my turn, like I just want a family, I just want to be with somebody who's going to support me and have my back , you know?" says Rich.
Zachary will be a freshman in high school this fall, and hopes to be a military doctor some day.
To get there, he needs a loving home that gives him self-confidence and structure.
"I think the best home for Zachary would, um, be a home that provides structure, a home that's gonna support him in reaching his goals, um, a home that is going to continue to, um, to provide that affirmation that he can be a great adult in society," adds Rich.
Zachary would do best in a home where he's the only child or the youngest child
If you think there's room in your home for this promising young man, call the local office of the Adoption Exchange at 436-6335.