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By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ever since Zy’mir built a volcano in science class, he’s wanted to be a scientist — serious stuff!

But, for now, he loves having fun.

“I like playing football and I like going out places, and I like doing stuff that is fun,” he says.

Gloria Hochman, of the National Adoption Center based in Philadelphia, says Zy’mir needs a family for the crucial years ahead.

“Zy’mir is 12 years old — he’s about to become a teenager,” Hochman tells KYW Newsradio.  “And he needs mostly to grow and be nurtured.  And he needs a family that will care about him and care for him.”

His social worker, Tamara Redding, says Zy’mir has a lot of love to give.

“One thing that he would probably like in a family is probably a family that would greet him with a big smile and a hug and just something just to let him know that he’s OK and he can feel nice and warm and sheltered in their arms,” she says.

For more information about adopting Zy’mir or any other “Wednesday’s Child,” go to the National Adoption Center’s web site, www.adopt.org, or call 215-735-9988.

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