Jonathan, 15, is one of nearly 10,000 Kentucky children in the state’s child welfare system. He’s been waiting on an adoptive family for years.”He’s an outstanding kid, very smart, although he doesn’t always express it. When he likes something, he tries to go for it,” Jonathan said about himself.The energetic and creative teen has big plans for the future, and he’s confident he’ll accomplish a lot through various potential career paths.”I like to play Minecraft and when I grow up I want to be a YouTuber. I would most likely have a channel for everything at first, at the start, let the comments decide what I do,” he said.The 15-year-old went on to explain his other interests.”I like archaeology, archaeology number one. So that’s what I thought would be my side job, although I’ll need another side job for that side job, which is going to be a Walmart cart pusher,” he said.Jonathan’s social workers said he’s very sure of himself, he makes a great impression on people, and most importantly, he deserves a supportive forever family.”I like a nice family, maybe a dog,” he said. “I am a unique flower, I am the most unique of them all.”If you’re interested in learning more about Jonathan or Kentucky’s foster care and adoption program, please read below.How does a family submit an inquiry? Visit this website and complete the inquiry form. You will see a green “Make Inquiry” tab listed with the child’s narrative. If you have questions or need assistance you may call 1-800-232-KIDS (5437).My home is not approved yet, can I still inquire? You may contact 1-800-232 KIDS and notify the Adoption Branch staff of your interest. However, please visit this website to learn about how to become an approved adoptive parent. Once your home study is completed and your home is approved, you may submit a formal inquiry at that time.

Jonathan, 15, is one of nearly 10,000 Kentucky children in the state’s child welfare system. He’s been waiting on an adoptive family for years.

“He’s an outstanding kid, very smart, although he doesn’t always express it. When he likes something, he tries to go for it,” Jonathan said about himself.

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The energetic and creative teen has big plans for the future, and he’s confident he’ll accomplish a lot through various potential career paths.

“I like to play Minecraft and when I grow up I want to be a YouTuber. I would most likely have a channel for everything at first, at the start, let the comments decide what I do,” he said.

The 15-year-old went on to explain his other interests.

“I like archaeology, archaeology number one. So that’s what I thought would be my side job, although I’ll need another side job for that side job, which is going to be a Walmart cart pusher,” he said.

Jonathan’s social workers said he’s very sure of himself, he makes a great impression on people, and most importantly, he deserves a supportive forever family.

“I like a nice family, maybe a dog,” he said. “I am a unique flower, I am the most unique of them all.”

If you’re interested in learning more about Jonathan or Kentucky’s foster care and adoption program, please read below.

How does a family submit an inquiry?

Visit this website and complete the inquiry form. You will see a green “Make Inquiry” tab listed with the child’s narrative. If you have questions or need assistance you may call 1-800-232-KIDS (5437).

My home is not approved yet, can I still inquire? You may contact 1-800-232 KIDS and notify the Adoption Branch staff of your interest. However, please visit this website to learn about how to become an approved adoptive parent. Once your home study is completed and your home is approved, you may submit a formal inquiry at that time.

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