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16-year-old Robert wants to be adopted because he 'hasn't fully experienced love'

Posted at 12:35 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 12:35:11-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Watch out, YouTube! Your next star may be coming from Michigan. Robert, a 16-year-old who is currently in foster care, has a goal to make it big on the video-sharing website.

“I make live videos on Instagram, and the reason why I do it is to tell people how my day is going, how I’m feeling, what’s going on. I also want to be a YouTuber because it's also been a dream to do. Ever since I started watching YouTube, the people that have been recording videos have inspired me to do videos. I have to learn how to edit and make sure it’s like perfect,” he said.

He’s like a lot of other teens when it comes to how he spends his free time.

“I like to hang out with friends. I like to play video games. [I] ride my bike when I get the chance,” said Robert.

“The other thing I’m interested in is fixing cars,” he added.

His worker said Robert has a good sense of humor and likes playing with his pet ferret. He also likes dogs.

“Robert would not mind a family who attends church as he grew up going to church with his family,” said his worker.

“I’m kind of looking for a family that can help me with most of the things I’m interested in,” said Robert.

Robert would like a mom and a dad, some siblings, and to live in a city.

“[I want] a loving family because in the past with some of my family, they haven’t, like, showed really, like, full love. I haven’t fully experienced love,” he said.

“The main thing that a family I want to be adopted from is a family that wants to do things with me, that talks to me every day and asks me how I’m doing, like, how my day is going,” he explained.

“I…hope that my words inspire you to adopt me some day,” he said to the camera in his Grant Me Hope video.

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

If you’d like to learn about how you can adopt Robert, please call the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at (800)589-6273.

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