PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Zymir is a 16-year-old who has a big presence on the football field.

“(I play) running back, linebacker and D-tackle.”

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And nothing’s getting in the way of his dreams.

“The goal is to play for college and hopefully the NFL.”

He already has a state championship under his belt and he’s trying out for colleges.

But he says having a forever family in the stands would make all the difference.

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“Knowing there’s somebody there rooting for you. That would be great.”

Off the field, he’s taking his education seriously. And he says a family would play a big role as he works to become an engineer or architect.

“Basically, a family that’s going to guide me on the right path. Like, when I do go to college, I could come home to them. I could have that support.”
For more information about adopting Zymir or any other child, go to the National Adoption Center’s  web site,, or call 215-735-9988.

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