PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Playing catch in the backyard with dad might seem like a regular Saturday pastime for some nine-year-old boys.

For David, it’s more than that.

David tells Gloria Hochman, of the National Adoption Center in Philadelphia, that he dreams of having a catch with his own father one day — and more.

(David:)  “Play video games with him. He would play with me.  I’d like to watch sports with him.”

(Hochman:)  “And how about a mom? What would you like to do with a mom?”

(David:)  “I would cook with her.”

(Hochman:)  “What do you think you would like to cook?”

(David:)  “Cookies and spaghetti.”

And Hochman says David is ready for a loving home:

“He wants to be part of a family. This is a good age to adopt a child.  A nine-year-old is ready for the love and the caring and the commitment of a family.  He’s a little bit shy, but once you get to know him he speaks up.  He gets good grades in school, and he gets along well with adults and children.”

For more information, go to the web site of the Adoption Center of Delaware Valley,

Reported by Larry Kane, KYW Newsradio 1060
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin

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