Kentucky Teen Who Lost Adoptive Mother Hopes to Find ‘Adventurous’ Forever Family

While many Kentucky children prepare for the start of another school year, others are preoccupied with a lack of permanency at home.

Kentucky’s foster care numbers are not getting better, with nearly 10,000 children in the system. Many are waiting on a forever family. Markus, 15, is one of those children.

“I’m a caring person, I mean, I’m like a big stuffed animal,” Markus said.

The energetic teen said he loves to tell jokes, sing and cook.

“When I grow up, I want to be a chef and I want to have my own TV show,” he said.

And those who know him said he’s a joy to be around.

“He’s always joking around, fooling around, he lights up a room when he’s in it, playing around and stuff,” said Ronnie Hager, Markus’ care coordinator.

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SOURCE: WLKY, Christina Mora

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