Kids to Love: Dakota

Posted on: 5:53 pm, May 21, 2012, by , updated on: 09:31am, May 22, 2012

In this week’s Kids To Love report, we showcase Dakota.  He’s a huge Alabama fan. His favorite player is Trent Richardson, and he knew the Tide would bring home the national championship.

Dakota isn’t as sure about his chances of being adopted, though.  He is 16 years old and in ninth grade.

“I like a lot of things, reading, playing basketball, soccer, playing football,” said Dakota.

He also likes to read.  He said it takes him away from reality.  Dakota has been in foster care since 2008 — during this time, he’s been in five homes and has had to switch schools several times.

Dakota also likes music.  Eminem is his favorite singer.

“The way he sings about the family, I really admire his music,” said Dakota.

There are more than 107,000 children in U.S. foster care available for adoption.  If you are interested in adopting a child or becoming a foster parent, please visit the Kids To Love page on WHNT.com to fill out an application.