Hope for a Home: Adoption questions answered
We only have this one life,'" said Stephanie Rodriguez. “This process, you can really move through (it) pretty quickly,” Jacob Rodriguez said. Watch a full Q&A video below answering even more questions about adoption, including cost and what information you will be given about a child. The Rodriguez family has their own personal requirements: faith, an open mind and honesty. “In the world we live in, all we are presented with are negative things — things that just turn you away from something good.
Hope for a Home: Meet Joe, 13
SAN ANTONIO – Every time he takes a shot, Joe is banking on an escape. “It's calming,” Joe said of basketball. “Basketball makes me think I’m with them,” Joe said. “I'd just tell them a little bit about my life story,” Joe said. “I don’t record them or tell them to anybody because, like Anne Frank said, paper is more patient than man,” Joe said.
Hope for a Home: Meet Lilly and Richard
They have big hearts for each other and perhaps even bigger smiles, but Richard, 7, and Lilly, 6, have been living in different foster homes since December 2017. “Even though Lilly is 6 and Richard is 7, Lilly takes care of Richard,” Griffith said. I love Richard.’ And Richard (says) the same thing.”“Richard is all about Lilly,” said Isabel Riley, Richard’s foster mother. Richard has ADHD and Lilly needs speech therapy. Both foster moms hope Lilly and Richard will find a forever home together.
Hope For A Home: Meet Jeremiah
CONVERSE, Texas – Under the shade of a pavilion at a city park, Jeremiah, 15, who’s entering his freshman year of high school, showed off his skateboarding skills. Jeremiah likes to be ready for anything any time he leaves the house. Jeremiah said he’s not any good, but he makes up moves as he goes -- similar to the way he likes to cook. Jeremiah recently moved in with a new foster father and brothers, and he cooked them scrambled eggs. Jeremiah has two sisters -- one of them his twin -- and one brother, who are also in foster care.
Hope for a Home: Meet Joe
BOERNE, Texas – On the banks of Cibolo Creek, 11-year-old Joe spent a summer morning doing something he loves: fishing. He let KSAT's Myra Arthur tag along on his trip, where they talked about his hope of one day being adopted. “Now you just gotta wait,” Joe said after the bobber plopped in the water. “Taking me fishing, playing around, throwing the football around with me, going to a game,” Joe said. Joe hopes being surrounded by a loving family could help him through those tough times.
Hope for a Home: Meet Ruben and Roy
SAN ANTONIO – Ruben and Roy are close in age and close in life. He’s my little brother, and when I see him, he just makes me happy,” said Roy. Roy, 15, and Ruben, 13, are currently in foster care. It's just one of several sports Ruben likes to play, while Roy also likes dancing and Parkour. For more information on adopting Roy and Ruben or details on how to adopt or foster a child, call 210-337-3117 or visit www.adoptchildren.org.
Hope for a Home: Adoption questions answered
SAN ANTONIO – Even with three children under the age of 5 and a dog named Dolores, the Rodriguez family knows there is room in their home and hearts for more. We only have this one life,'" said Stephanie Rodriguez. “This process, you can really move through (it) pretty quickly,” Jacob Rodriguez said. The Rodriguez family has their own personal requirements: faith, an open mind and honesty. “In the world we live in, all we are presented with are negative things — things that just turn you away from something good.
Hope for a Home: Meet Caroline
Meet 15-year-old CarolineJapanese is just one of the languages Caroline is learning. Caroline has hope for a home. Caroline: "Honestly, I really don't know. If I brought some of them out here, I don't want to brag because I don't brag about myself," Caroline said. At 15, Caroline said she's ready to be adopted and she's upfront about the challenges she's faced.
Hope for a home: Meet Julian
It introduces viewers to kids who, every day, hope someone out there will find room for them in their homes and hearts. Julian loves to play basketball. A KSAT crew met him after a Christmas program held inside a gym for kids like Julian who are in foster care. Julian, who loves to play basketball, hopes for an athletic family that likes to be outdoors. Anyone who would like to adopt Julian or wants to learn more about how to foster or adopt a child can call 210-337-3117 or visit adoptchildren.org.
Hope for a Home: Meet Erik
It introduces viewers to kids who, every day, hope someone out there will find room for them in their homes and hearts. Meet 15-year-old ErikErik takes playing cards with him wherever he goes. He remembers playing cards with his aunt using laundry detergent bottle caps like poker chips. “Me, my mom and my older sister, we were always out on the street,” Erik said. Now in foster care, Erik has big goals -- even though the deck may have once been stacked against him.
Hope For A Home: Meet Javantae
My new series called "Hope for a Home" introduces you to kids who, every day, hope someone out there will find room for them in their homes and hearts. Underneath his confident, infectious, bright smile- and an equally bright and cheerful pink button down shirt- Javantae said he was nervous. “Just to get out of foster care.”Our interview- and the purpose of the “Hope for a Home” series- isn’t about how Javantae or the thousands of kids in Texas foster care got to where they are today. Javantae wants people to know three things about him. Javantae says the foster care staff members he works with are nice.