NORMAN, Okla. — An eight-year-old boy in foster care in Oklahoma says that he would like to be adopted by a Christian family and find a forever home.
Demarion is in the second grade and will turn nine in October. He was placed up for adoption in May and says that he would like a permanent family with brothers and sisters. He doesn’t like being shifted from home to home.
“It’s kind of boring to me and frustrating because I don’t like going to different homes back and forth,” Demarion told local television station KFOR. “When I go to a different home, I left that person I liked that used to be my foster home.”
The boy was taken into government custody last year, but faces life with a smile. He is a friendly, fun-loving and outgoing child.
“He thrives on one-on-one interactions with adults, especially if it includes working on a puzzle or playing basketball,” a description on the website The Adoption Exchange reads. “Demarion enjoys being part of a team and is known to compliment others on their accomplishments.”
Demarion also likes playing with blocks, LEGOs and remote control cars, and enjoyed his recent trip to Andy Alligator’s Fun Park to play games and bumper cars. He says that he would like to go back for his birthday.
“Demarion delights in dining on cheeseburgers, Go-GURT, fruit snacks and Captain Crunch. Making friends comes easily to him, and he favors the color blue,” his profile outlines.
Demarion also enjoys listening to Christian music, and would like a Christian family to take him as their own.
“He just wants a Christian family with brothers and sisters and a place to call home,” KFOR reports.
As previously reported, adopting children in foster care is very inexpensive compared to a private or overseas adoption.
“Adoption from foster care is virtually free, and you can also get subsidies for a certain amount of time and additional resources and support post-adoption,” Theresa Freed, the communications director for the Kansas Department of Children and Families, told Christian News Network in 2017. “It’s a very cost effective way to adopt, and also a very meaningful and important way to adopt.”
She explained the process that prospective parents would need to follow.
“They would go through a 10-week training, which consists of 30 hours of training about children from foster care and issues that may come up and how to address those,” Freed outlined. “They go through background checks, and they go through a home inspection.”
“And so, once that process is completed, then they can be prepared for adoption, and there is an introduction between the children and the prospective adoptive parents,” she continued. “And there is work behind the scenes that’s happening between case managers [and] the court system to just make sure this is a good fit.”
Those interested in adopting Demarion may call Tom Peterson at 405-325-9398.
James 1:27 reads, “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”