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Grant Me Hope: Darnell likes music, skating, bowling, and board games

Posted at 2:17 PM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 14:17:06-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Breaking out a board game is one of Darnell’s favorite pastimes. The 15-year-old especially likes Monopoly. He hopes a family who likes game nights will adopt him one day.

“I’m a nice guy,” said Darnell. “I like hanging out with different friends.”

His foster mother describes Darnell as a very nurturing boy who cares deeply about his siblings.

He likes being active outside and would enjoy playing sports or going to baseball and football games with a future family.

He also hopes to go to Cedar Point one day because he’d love to ride the roller coasters.

He enjoys indoor activities, too.

“I like arts and crafts. I get a whole lot of paper, and I get a whole lot of tape. And then I just make it in the form that I want it. I made a computer out of tape and paper,” Darnell said.

He also likes skating, bowling, and music.

“I like singing gospel and sometimes rap,” he said. “I sing at school. Being on stage is something I really enjoy and like.”

He attends church every Sunday and takes comfort in his faith.

When he grows up, he wants to be a police officer.

“What I hear about the world, I want to make it better,” he said softly.

“If I was adopted, I would want to live in a really good home. I want brothers and sisters and a dog,” he explained. “Family means caring.”

“I am a good kid. And I can work with you. I just want a family,” Darnell added.

If you’d like to read more about Darnell, click here.

If you’d like to adopt Darnell or learn more about the process, please call the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at (800)589-6273.

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