17-year-old Luis is a teenager in search of a family

Las Vegas, NV - To be a teenager and a foster child is a unique situation.  Many of them would rather not suffer the embarrassment of their friends knowing they hope to be adopted.  But today's Wednesday's Child does not have that problem... He's eager to find a forever family.  

We were invited to ride the High Roller at the LINQ the other day.  We're with two separate adoptable teen-age guys, and we're gonna take 'em one at a time... This week, it's Luis.  You'll meet James next week.

Luis is the tall, handsome, quiet type.  He'd like to parlay his love of video games into a career.  But he's equally grounded in the *real world.

"When I have spare time I me I don’t really play video games on school days I try to like go outside or hang out with friends and all that," says Luis.

His foster mother says she has talked Luis about adoption many times.

"It means to me like being a part of the family again like having someone love and care about you, and treat you the same way as like they would be treating their own kids," adds Luis.

Luis has one more year of High School, which means he's not far from aging out of the foster care system if no family steps forward to adopt him...which seems unfair since he's been in the system hoping for adoption for many years.

"He’s been in since he was tiny, and so probably around the age of eight? So he really needs a home with someone who’s going to love him and support him through his adulthood and emotionally, physically, just be there for him," says Phyllis, Luis' foster mother.

You could fulfill a life-long yearning for Luis, by giving him a family of his own.

"He’s just a sweet, a sweet kid he just really is a very sweet young man," claims Phyllis.

Luis is overdue for adoption.  If you're interested in being his forever family, call the Adoption Exchange at 702-436-6335


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