By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Name a sport, any sport, and Jamie will tell you he loves playing it.  He has so much energy that he compares himself to his favorite animal:

“The main animal that I like  — and since I’m trying to be like that animal every day, that’s why I exercise a lot — is a cheetah.”

But it’s not all fun and games with this thirteen-year-old.  It’s his dream to one day attend Yale University.  His key to getting there? A supportive, permanent family, as he tells Gloria Hochman from the National Adoption Center.

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(Hochman:)  “What do you think a family would get from you? What could you give to a family?”

(Jamie:)  “Everything I’ve got.”

Generosity comes naturally to Jamie, according to his social worker, Dulce Pedro-Meadows.

“I think the most admirable thing about Jamie is just his positive attitude,” she says.  “He always really tries to put a positive spin on things and look at the bright side, and it’s a pretty remarkable thing for a 13-year-old to have the attitude he does.”

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

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