By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  Sixteen-year-old Traquan loves being outdoors.

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“Skating, ice skating, swimming, fishing, climbing trees, free-running,” he says, adding, “taking apart anything with wheels and putting it back together.”

Traquan says he’d like to go into the military some day, but for now he’s looking for a forever family.  And he tells Gloria Hochman, of the National Adoption Center based in Philadelphia, that trust is very important to him.

(Hochman:)  “So, you would need a family that doesn’t let you down — somebody that could earn your trust?”

(Traquan:)   “You could say that. You could definitely say that. But then again, it takes time.”

Hochman says this is an important time for Traquan to find a family.

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“It’s not easy for a teenager,” Hochman notes.  “When you get to be 16 and you don’t have a permanent family, you can imagine that that’s very difficult for someone.  Traquan is a terrific young man who would make a family accustomed to dealing with teenagers very happy.”


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

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