DETROIT (WXYZ) — Being outdoors, around horses, in the garden, or in the country – those are some of Jacob’s favorite things. He hopes whomever adopts him likes being outside, too.
The 15-year-old, who is currently in foster care in Michigan, sometimes goes by Jake.
He describes himself a good kid.
“My friends would describe me as cheerful, happy, respectful,” Jacob said.
“I like sports. I like football, soccer, baseball. I play with Legos. I build cars, Lego cars, and then I usually just play video games, like racing games,” he said.
“I usually like to go to sporting events, like basketball games, and then just have fun with my friends. I enjoy playing sports with my brother. Me and him both like the Lions,” he added.
Traveling and being outside make him happy.
“I like to go to the beach. I like to go on the beach, play in the water. I like horses. I would just like to live in the country because I like to play in the woods and spend time in the garden and stuff."
He’s in tenth grade, and he enjoys his classes.
“In school, I like science. I like history. In history, I like the Civil War. I also like government, too, because [of] the three branches of government. In science, I like the study of plants -- how plants grow and how they get food in the sun,” Jacob explained.
What does he want to be when he grows up? A couple of jobs come to mind.
“Working at Legoland and as a firefighter,” said Jacob.
When it comes to being adopted, he is hopeful.
“I'd like to live with a family that likes going places, going to different parts of the country and stuff, like going to Hawaii or Disneyland. The home environment I would like to have is have older brothers and sisters, a big family,” Jacob explained.
Jacob has been waiting to be adopted since September of 2012.
If you’d like to adopt Jacob, call the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at (800)589-6273.
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This article was written by Alicia Smith for WXYZ.