This is a hidden problem that most Americans never think about. But there are thousands of children like Haven, who need stable and loving homes.
Many people are under the false impression, thanks to Hollywood, that older foster children are uncommonly unruly, moody, and too challenging to deal with. That they are somehow too broken beyond repair to be adopted.
Unfortunately, this misconception is one of the things that keeps good kids like Haven from ever having a chance to know what a healthy family feels like.
Haven turns 18 in October 2019. The young man needs a good role model who’s willing to provide guidance and support as he enters adulthood.
But more than anything, he simply wants “anyone that will take me.”