There are an average of 600,000 children in the United States who are searching for an adoptive family.
Half are considered "unadoptable" based on their age.
"Grant Me Hope" was started by a foster mom who heard the words of a little boy that would change her life. A child who was told that "older" children don’t get adopted.
The little boy said "no one should steal your hope".
9&10 News is proud to join the effort to find these children forever families.
This week, we want to introduce you to Lia.
Lia is 15-years-old and is in the 9th grade.
As Lia puts it, “I’m really looking for a family that will love and take care of me.”
She likes to draw, listen to music and go horseback riding.
Lia says she would like a family with a lot of animals who care about their kids, no matter what they do.
“My ideal family is to have a mom, and a dad, and a brother and a sister, and me. I don’t really care how old they are, I don’t care what they look like. I would just want one that’s there,” says Lia. “I would feel really, really excited if I actually had someone to love me and take care of me.”
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 Lia and many other children who are hoping to find their forever family visit or call 800-589-6273.