By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Fifteen-year-old Nasir has big dreams: he wants to join the military and hopes to be the second African-American president.

But now he’s looking for a “forever” family — and would especially love a home with younger siblings.

“For some reason they always seem to make me laugh,” he said recently. “They just do one funny thing and I just start laughing.”

But he knows it can’t be all fun and games — he needs a family with structure that will provide him a shoulder to lean on.

“Yeah, I think that would help a lot,” he says.  “The family being there for me and having someone to talk to.”

Gloria Hochman of the National Adoption Center, based in Philadelphia, says Nasir has a lot of compassion.

“It’s interesting that Nasir wants to help other people.  He wants to help other adults, he wants to help younger children. He wants to help the disabled.  And I wonder sometimes if it’s because of the kind of things that Nasir and others like him have gone through that they have a special empathy and a special caring for other people,” Hochman notes.

One thing’s for certain: Nasir has a lot of love to give.

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

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