Reporting Timothy McLaughlin
By Larry Kane
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Eighteen-year-old Miguel wants to be a professional baseball player just like his favorite, Ryan Howard.
If that doesn’t work, he says, he wants to be a DJ. He’s already practicing on his computer.
“Well, you use a mouse, and then you ‘scratch’ the CDs on the computer,” he explains. “And that’s how you do it.”
He loves remixing his favorite artists: “Drake, Notorious B.I.G., Niki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Kevin Littles.”
His social worker, Beth Watkins, says Miguel would benefit from a permanent family that’s active.
“(Family members who are) into sports,” she says. “You know, even if not playing, maybe going to watch another team play or something. He’s a very active participant. We’ve been to a couple Phillies’ games together, and Miguel has made friends with the people sitting around him because he’ll start high-fiving people around him when there’s a good play or when his buddy Ryan Howard gets a good hit.”
For more information about adopting Miguel or any other child, go to the National Adoption Center’s web site, www.adopt.org, or call 215-735-9988.