By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sixteen-year-old Traquan loves being outdoors.
“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.
“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, www.adopt.org, or call 215-735-9988.