By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Julian is a quiet 16-year-old who comes alive on stage.

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“I sing in chorus class,” he says. “Currently, we’re working on songs for our winter concert, like Elf, A Christmas Song and the Chipmunk’s Song.”

He says he would love to have a forever family watching him from the audience.

“I feel like I could perform for them and I feel like I wouldn’t have as much anxiety,” he says. “Because I know that I have them, so they’ll always be there for me.”

Gloria Hochman, from the Philadelphia-based National Adoption Center, says Julian needs a family he can count on who can help him realize his dreams and ambitions.

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“Everything is better when you have a family,” Hochman says, “and this is a young man who knows that.”

For more information about adopting Muhammad or any other child, go to the National Adoption Center’s  web site,, or call 215-735-9988.

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