Hundreds of children are in foster care waiting to find a family and finally be adopted. That’s why KARK 4 News is committed to helping them find homes through our Wednesday children’s series.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Meet 15-year-old Emma. She loves to shop, draw and play softball. We spent the day with him at D-Bat in Little Rock, a softball and training facility, where he impressed everyone with his skills.
Emma loves softball because of the time she spends with others.
“I can go to games and be with other people,” she said.
Emma knows exactly what she wants to do later: be a nurse in a retirement home. The teenager says she enjoys spending time with older people and wants to show them kindness.
To help Emma achieve her dream of being a nurse, she hopes and prays for a place to belong.
“Finding a loving home for me,” she said when asked what she was looking for in a forever family.
Margaret Miller, an adoption specialist with the Arkansas Department of Social Services, said Emma’s life hasn’t been easy.
“She may have had a few struggles, but she got through it just fine,” Miller explained, noting that the kind of family Emma wants is one that will show her love. “She’s not picky, but she wants a good family.”
For more information on adopting Emma or other adoption opportunities in Arkansas, visit TheProjectZero.org.