It was a cool afternoon inside with the air conditioning and a little bowling for Jared and I. This 13-year-old loves to stay active.
"I like to fish, I like to build, I like to draw, I like to race," Jared said.
In fact, Jared loves racing so much, it is his life long goal to become a NASCAR driver.
"I like driving cars, fast cars, I like driving in circles. It's just, I like racing. It's more my kind of thing," Jared said.
Jared also has a special talent for singing and playing guitar. Jared does well in a highly structured environment and excels at school. Jared is an A/B student and is about to start the seventh grade.
When it comes to his favorite subject in school Jared says, "all of them."
I asked Jared for his top three wishes and what he desires most is a family to call his own.
"Have an adopted home, be able to stay there forever and be able to have visits with my mom," Jared said.
Jared says he doesn't mind if he has brothers or sisters or not but he would like a family that likes to do things.
"Go to races, dirt bike races and stuff," Jared said.
He also hopes for find a forever family that likes to go camping, fishing, swimming and participate in other fun outdoor activities. Jared tells going to church is also important to him.
"I love to go to church because I like to learn about the Lord," Jared said.
And right now Jared's biggest prayer request is a family to call his own, a family that can show Jared the Gift of Love.
If you'd like to know more about Jared you can call our Gift of Love hotline, toll-free, 1-888-KIDS-275.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
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