Gift of Love: 10-year-old John

By Jennifer Hines - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - It was an afternoon of fun and discovery at the Discovery Science Center in downtown Tyler as we met up with 10-year-old John. He hopes his spunky personality will guide him to a forever family.

Always eager to learn, we try and track down the queen bee inside the honeycomb. John loves animals, especially the kind you find at the zoo.

"Giraffes, zebras [and] tigers," said the 10-year-old.

You've got to have some energy to keep up with John. Although he is bright and capable of completing his work at school, John will need parents who can work closely with him to keep him on track and focused. John has a love for church.

"And, look what I'm going to make now: A cross," said John. "The cross of God."

In addition to church, John loves to be outdoors and do typical boy stuff.

"Go places like go bowling on my birthday, go to Chuck E. Cheese and go here one time," said John.

John needs a family who will encourage him to find hobbies or activities that fit his personality and physical abilities. And, the adventuresome boy really, really likes things to do with cars and trucks.

"I wish I was so tall I could drive a monster truck around this town on a race and take off...and then my favorite thing else would be racing dirt bikes," said John.

He likes pretty much anything with wheels! When asked what his three wishes would be, John was mum, hoping not to jinx it!

"I wished for something and it's my secret," he said. "But...I can't tell anyone because I want it to come true."

John has a twin sister and a younger sister, and, while it's not in their best interest to be placed together, it's very important that they are able to maintain contact with each other.

John is smaller for his age, but don't let that fool you. The energetic boy is quick thinking and very smart.

He is a boy that will keep you moving and your minding working, and will add an element of joy and adventure to a family willing to show this child the gift of love.

If you'd like to know more about John call our gift of love hotline, toll-free, 1-888-kids-275. To learn more about East Texas children available for adoption, click here.

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