Acadiana Foster Child Pleads To Be Adopted Through An Original Song [Video]
November is National Adoption Month. There are many great kids around Acadiana that just want a place they can call home. About 20 children in the foster care system attended a pizza party yesterday sponsored by Buck and Johnny's Pizzeria in Breaux Bridge. The kids were asked to use art and poetry to express what being adopted would mean to them. Lavontray, an 8th grader who's been in the system for five years now, put his feelings into song and I'm now a teary mess.
Lavontray told KATC being asked to put his feelings into song "meant a lot to me. I just want to find the right family. Someone that's going to take me in. I kind of cried a little bit because it reminded me of what I had to go through in my life and what I really wanted."
The past year has seen a record number of adoptions. KATC reports 735 foster children went to 532 families. There were nine families who adopted four children.
However, there are still so many kids that just want a family.
My Brother and his wife have adopted two children, and these kids are two of the most amazing, sweetest people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. It is an honor for me, to able to be a part of their family.
Kudos go out to the people over at Buck and Johnny's Pizzeria for hosting this event to help these kids.
The department of child and family services is always looking for foster and adoptive parents. Click here to find out how to become one.
If you would like to donate Christmas gifts to children like Lavontray or volunteer at a Christmas party for foster children, Foster Friends of Acadiana has opportunities.