Grant Me Hope: Jalen - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Thousands of children in the United States have spent a big part of their lives waiting to become part of someone's family.

 This week, 9&10 News and Grant Me Hope want you to meet Jalen.

Jalen is 14 years old.

He likes playing video games, hanging out with friends, playing sports and drawing.

Jalen’s favorite subject in school is math and he describes himself as athletic, funny and smart.

“I want a mom, and a dog, and that's it,” says Jalen. “I just want a family, every day.”

Grant Me Hope is a collaboration between WWTV, Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange, Teddy's Transport and the business community -- all working together to find foster children a forever home.

To learn more about Jalen and many other children who are hoping to find their forever family visit mare.org or call 800-589-6273.