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12-year-old Justin has been waiting to be adopted for a year and a half

Posted at 12:37 PM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 12:39:39-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Shooting hoops is one of Justin’s favorite things. The 12-year-old hopes to be adopted by a parent or parents who love sports.

“I like to play basketball, and I play football, too,” said Justin. “I play a lot of sports, and I’m really good at my skateboard. I can jump to another place on the skateboard while I’m still going. I can pop willies on the side, and I can pop them on the front.”

He also likes bike riding, playing tag, and hide-n-seek.

“I’m happy and I’m funny,” said Justin when asked how to describe himself.

“I like to draw characters. Why? It’s fun to draw, and it’s easy,” he explained.

His favorite subject in school is math. He really enjoys tackling multiplication tables. He’s also handy.

“I like to build stuff. I build stuff out of boxes and come up with ideas. I’m creative. I made a basketball rim out of a tire and a painting board,” Justin said.

He would like to be a point guard in the NBA one day. But if that goal falls through, he’d be interested in being a shoemaker.

He enjoys toys – especially remote-controlled cars. He also likes video games. Minecraft is his favorite.

“I’d like brothers or sisters and a dog,” he said, when thinking about his future family.

If they like sports, that’s a bonus!

If you’d like to learn more about Justin, click here.

If you’d like to adopt Justin, call the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at (800)589-6273.

If you’re not able to adopt, you can still help by sharing this Grant Me Hopestory on social media. Thank you!