Last week you met Andrew, he is in his 27th foster home. Along the journey he and his brother Patrick were separated. Patrick is still in foster care too, and planning his future of service.
“I'm actually doing pretty good in school. I've got all A's & B's, well on my way to graduating actually.” Patrick said.
“What do you want to do after that?” Lee asks.
“Plan on going into the military, army.” Patrick answers.
“Long term, big picture, what do you want to accomplish?” Lee asks.
“Fight for our country, what it stands for, our freedom.” Patrick answers.
For Patrick, the military can provide family and stability that he’s never had before, but like everyone, Patrick still wants a home to come home to.
“Tell me about being adopted and why that's important to you?” Lee asks.
“Well because I never really had a family, just kinda moved around a lot in my early childhood. y ad we would move around state to state for a long period of time and never really stayed in one place. Kinda like on the road going to nowhere pretty much, that's the main reason why I wanted to get put up for adoption.” Patrick said.
Patrick has been in foster care since he was seven. Ten years. He’s seen the bad side of foster care: moved a lot, separated from his brother, but Patrick sees the good too.
“Good thing about foster care? Better than being with my biological parents for one thing. There's a reason why I'm here, cause I was taken away. All the stuff I went through, not stuff a normal child should go through. There's a good thing about foster care.” Patrick says.
We are working to help Patrick make the military transition after graduation. Click here for more information on adoption and foster care .