DETROIT (WXYZ) — Whipping around on dirt race tracks on two wheels is something 15-year-old Omario is pretty skilled at doing.
The tenth grader who is currently in foster care is hoping future adoptive parents will be sports fans, too.
“I play a lot of sports - football, basketball, tennis, volleyball,” said Omario. “I want to actually go to the NBA, but if that don't work, I really haven't established what I want to do. The college I want to go to is Michigan State.”
His favorite subject in school is math.
He’s a hard worker who spent the summer mowing people’s lawns.
In his down time, he stays really active.
“I basically be outside like, the whole day, like after school. I ride my BMX bike around. I'm a BMXer, too,” said Omario. “I tried it for the first time and I got first place my first time."
A friend of his helped him build his bike.
“It was a Mongoose, but it was basically, I took basically everything off. I got a new frame for it, and I spent like, $600 on it. Well, and then someone stole it,” he said softly.
What would really lift his spirits is to find an adoptive family.
“I want a mom, but a mom and dad would be cool. I'd like to have a sister, but if I don't have a sister, I love to have a brother. Older than me or younger than me. I also wanna live somewhere in Grand Rapids, but in the city. I would like a family that will let me stay in contact with a lot of my younger siblings and older siblings,” he said.
“When a teenager is getting adopted, I feel like it would be good for them to, like, have another chance with a family instead of just staying in a place that they really don't have nothing going for him,” he explained.
If you’d like to adopt Omario, call the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at (800)589-6273.
If you’re not able to adopt, you can still help!
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