Grant Me Hope: Jacob likes sports, gardening, music, and cooking

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Throwing the football around like a champ! That’s a typical activity for Jacob – a 12-year-old boy in foster care who would like to be adopted by a family who enjoys sports.

“My favorite thing to do when I’m out of school is play sports. I play basketball and football,” said Jacob.

“I like running, I like to celebrate when we win games, and I like my teammates that I play with,” he added.

His worker describes him as a strong-willed, brave, and courageous boy who is a joy to be around.

“Jacob is a smart and bright young man,” said the worker.

He describes himself in three words:

“I am creative, athletic, and very kind,” said Jacob.

“My favorite artist is actually Eminem and Shawn Mendes,” he explained.

His favorite subjects in school are math, science, and gym.

“If I had a job, my job would be an entrepreneur. I would like to have my own business,” he said.

His favorite food is any kind of chicken.

“I love to cook. I like to cook tacos, fajitas, and I like to make salsa,” said Jacob.

“In my garden, I have a bunch of vegetables growing. I have apple trees. I have raspberries, onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, other peppers, bell peppers,” he said with pride.

“I like that it’s creative and that you get to dig and [you see] the results. When you finish gardening, you’ll have a bunch of tomatoes and stuff,” Jacob said.

He looks forward to having fun with his future adoptive family.

“The word family means to me members in a family, loving, being nice, being kind, and not getting into fights, and respecting each other,” he listed.

“I would prefer [living] in the country. I would want to have a farm where I can grow crops,” he said softly.

“[I want] a single Dad or a single Mom or both. And the most important thing I want people to know about me is I’m kind, I’m very athletic, and I get along very well with others and meeting others,” Jacob added.

“I‘m a great kid and I would love to have a family to enjoy my life with,” he said thoughtfully.

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

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

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