May is Foster Care awareness month.
Every Monday on WHNT News 19 at 5, we introduce you to a child in care, waiting for a forever family.
Meet my friend Cameron in tonight’s Kids to Love report.
It’s Cameron’s 13th birthday, so we took him on a field trip to the McWane Center. This 6th grader loves fishing, and school… especially reading.
“I just love realistic fiction books”, Cameron said.
He also loves photography, and wants to be a photographer when he grows up.
“I have a lot of pictures I’ve tooken. I have like 6 digital cameras”, Cameron shared.
Cameron’s pictures are his memories of a life in foster care.
“Foster care, it means like a place to stay while your parents like some people go to tpr, terminate parental rights, cause well, they lost their parents, some people have to stay there until they get their parents back.” Cameron said.
He has stayed in care a while.
“I’ve been in 8, 7 foster homes. The ranch has been my favorite one so far, longest I’ve been for 3-and-a-half years.”
At 13, Cameron is a little uncertain about his future.
“Would you like to be adopted?” Lee asked.
“50/50. I love my friends and family on the ranch and I’m into trying new things” Cameron answered.
There’s one special trait he’s looking for in a forever family.
“I guess trust. I wish they could trust us.”
(Lee) After we turned off the camera at the McWane center, I asked Cameron what he wanted for his birthday. He said he wanted to see Chris Tomlin. So I reached out to Pure Ministries who was bringing Tomlin to Birmingham, and with their help, we gave Cameron his birthday wish… 4 VIP tickets to see Chris, and a chance to meet him in person!
Thanks Pure Ministries and Chris Tomlin for helping give Cameron and his brother Jesse a birthday present they will never forget!
You’ll meet his brother Jesse next week in our Kid to Love segment.