Grant Me Hope: Meet Oliver

Published: Mar. 6, 2022 at 7:14 AM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Each Sunday, ABC21 introduces you to kids in the foster care system through our partnership with Grant Me Hope.

ABC21 collaborates with the Grant Me Hope organization, an initiative to find older foster children adoptive homes before they age out of the foster care system.

Hi, I’m Oliver and I’m in ninth grade and I’m 14. My best friend would describe me as I’m fun to hang around. I like to encourage people and I’m like, well, I played basketball for like seven years. Now. People tell me how good I am. I play because it’s fun football. I played for two years as really fun. I like football, but basketball is my main thing. So I want to be an NBA player. But if that doesn’t work out, I want to help the homeless and make a big mansion just for them. So they don’t have to live on the streets. I wanted to help people because I’ve been in their situation. I had to live on the streets too. It’s not fun. It’s really not. And that’s why I want to help them out so they can have a family and stuff. Health is probably my favorite subject health and math is sort of difficult for me.

So I like school and I do well at school. I started drawing when I was 13 and I just found it very fun. I like to paint. I like listening to music. I played video games. I play two K call of duty, all sorts of games. My favorite kind of movie is action. My favorite superheroes, Superman, because he has like all the cool powers I will like to have, uh, a brother and like a dog. Cause I like animals. I like to live in the city. I liked the city because it's a big space. Like there's a lot of people. I want a family that can encourage me. That loves me for who I am, helped me with school so I can get a scholarship and move on.


To learn more about Grant Me Hope and how you can adopt a child in need of a family, visit their website. A weekly broadcast airs on ABC21 each Sunday at 6 and 8 a.m.

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