Not many foster teenagers are openly willing to say they want to be adopted. Even fewer can do a very good job explaining why. This Wednesday's Child can, which makes him even more of a great prospect to be a son.
Jeremy's got his sights set on a day in the not-too-distant-future when he'll be driving. So at GameWorks, he spent a good bit of time trying his hand at the driving games.
In truth, Jeremy is pretty mild-mannered.
"I'm a pretty decent guy once you get to know me," Jeremy stated with great modesty.
When Jeremy's dad died, his mom was in jail, so he went to live with his grandmother.
"... And grandma took him and then grandma got sick and then he had to make a really hard adult decision to call the police for help 'cause he couldn't take care of her anymore. I mean, knowing he'd go into foster care," explained Stephanie, Jeremy's caseworker.
Now, six foster homes later, Jeremy knows what he wants.
"I wish to have real family, to have a family that takes good care of me, that has a lot of money, live in a big house, and just move on with my life," Jeremy said.
But when Dave questioned him about that money thing, he agreed something else was more important.
"Well... a lot of love, actually a lot of love is better than money," Jeremy admitted.
Jeremy is a sensitive young man who genuinely desires a family.
"He doesn't want to be alone. He wants someone to go have Christmas with, you know, share things with, go to if he needs help," added Stephanie.
When Dave asked him what he wants most from a new family. This is what he said: "I would say love, just love, a lot of love."
Jeremy is free and clear for adoption. If you'd like to get started in the process, call the local office of the Adoption Exchange at 436-6335.