Forever Families: Meet Matthew

Posted at 3:29 PM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 16:29:27-05

"I'm Matthew. I'm in first grade and I'm 7 and about to turn 8 on Nov. 25," said Matthew.

Matthew and KXXV spent the day at the Robinson Family Farm pumpkin patch. 

Matthew is lovable, thoughtful and kind even making a pumpkin necklace for his foster sisters.

"Who'd you make that one for?" asked KXXV Anchor Lindsay Liepman.

"Bella.  And I know how to spell it," said Matthew.  "B-e-l-l-a!" 

"What kind of things would you want to do with a family?" asked Liepman.

"A family? Like, go out to eat and do different type of things. Just have fun," said Matthew.

He got the pick of the pumpkin patch at The Robinson Family Farm but his favorite was selecting sweets at the general store.

"What do you want to be when you grow up? You could be anything," said Liepman.

"SWAT," said Matthew.

"You want to be on the SWAT team? You want to be the good guys," said Liepman.

"Yes!" said Matthew.

At a young age, Matthew has learned a lot of life lessons.

"Put first things first. Be proactive. Seek first to understand and then to be understood," he said.

He's a good student but he also has so much to teach about unconditional love and hope for a bright future.

"More Army guys and Hot Wheels," said Matthew.

He made a wish list of what he'd like to get on his birthday but more than anything he doesn't want another year to go by without a family of his own.

"If you could have any kind of family what kind of family would you want?" asked Liepman.

"Um...somebody that's nice," said Matthew.

More importantly, Matthew says someone he can trust for the first time.

"She wasn't taking care of me very well," he said of his past memories.

Matthew is featured in the Heart Gallery of Central Texas, a program of Partnerships for Children.  You can read his bio and watch "Forever Families" every Wednesday at 6:30 pm.

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