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14-year-old Kaden hopes to be adopted by an athletic family

Posted at 12:00 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 14:06:18-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — He’s got good dance moves and he’s quick on the court, too.

14-year-old Kaden – who is currently in foster care – is hoping to be adopted soon.

“I’m shy,” he chuckles and then adds with a smile, “No, I’m really shy.”

“I am kind of funny. I like making jokes,” he added.

His real passion comes out in sports.

“I like playing basketball in my spare time,” said Kaden. “I’m an athletic person. I like playing football and basketball. Those are my favorites. Oh, and softball. I love softball.”

He also works out a lot.

“I do like 300 push-ups a day right now,” he said.

He also enjoys fishing, shopping and writing.

“I like journaling,” said Kaden.

When he thinks about a future career, he would really like to incorporate cars.

“I want to be an engineer for the military. They work on planes and Humvees and all the vehicles and stuff. I just like messing with cars. That would give me a chance to mess around with cars and see what I can do,” Kaden explained.

He would like a family with siblings and could live in the country – though he’s partial to more metropolitan areas.
But what he’s looking for most is a forever family.

“I’m just kind of looking for a family that’s athletic,” said Kaden. “I do want to play sports and stuff if I do go to a family.”

He’d like to go on runs or go jogging with his adoptive parents.

And he is very much looking forward to the love a family can give.

“Everyone gets treated how they want to get treated,” he said. “I’ve never lived with a ‘good family.’ If I lived with a good family, I feel like I’d really appreciate it.”

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

If you’d like to find out how to start the adoption process for Kaden, call the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at (800)589-6273.

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