By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Eight-year-old Desmond loves solving problems.  At school, he likes math; at home, it’s all about puzzles.

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(Demond:)  “I have a 3D one.”

(Larry Kane):  “I imagine that’s very exciting.”

(Desmond:)  “Yeah, but it didn’t take that long. I did it fast.”

Desmond’s his social worker, Carol Alexander, says it’s no puzzle what kind of family Desmond needs.

“A family that’s active. A family that can advocate for him. You know, just good-hearted,” she tells KYW Newsradio.

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Gloria Hochman of the National Adoption Center, based in Philadelphia, says Desmond needs a family who will love him forever.

“He told me, ‘I want a family that will be nice to me.  I want a family that will take good care of me.’  He’s a terrific kid who loves to be around people.  He’s very engaging.  And he’s eight years old. An eight-year-old child needs a family,” Hochman says.


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

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