TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Taking advantage of a nice sunny day, Angel challenged me to a round of putt-putt golf in Tyler. Besides golf, he likes playing video games, football, riding his bike and spending time outside.
Angel is about to turn 13.
"Are you going to be a good teenager or a bad teenager," I asked him.
"A good teenager which means following rules," Angel replied.
Today, he had no problems following the rules making several hole-in-one shots. It was the boost of confidence he needed after being removed from his home in 2005 and placed in foster care. I asked Angel if it was hard being away from his family.
"Well it's been a while since I've seen them but I look at their pictures and then I get sad," he said.
What makes him even more sad are some of his past memories.
"My dad had abused me and I had gone to school and I said my hand hurt and he had burned me or something," explained Angel with a sad face.
But he's ready to start over and, although anxious about adoption, he welcomes a forever family.
"It would be good for me because I wouldn't have to move from house to house," he said.
Angel is a resilient young man who likes to have fun. This 5th grader enjoys reading and has almost finished the Harry Potter series. He does, however, need a little motivation in the classroom.
"What could make school better or easier for you," I asked him.
Without missing a beat Angel replied with a big grin, "Not getting homework."
Angel would like to be in a family that is active and has other children but most of all, he just wants the Gift of Love.
If you would like information on fostering or adopting, call our gift of love hotline, toll-free, 1-888-kids-275.
Saturday, May 25 2013 3:05 PM EDT2013-05-25 19:05:48 GMT
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