Finding a forever home for Dylan

Posted at 9:02 PM, Sep 10, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - 14-year-old Dylan walks into his interview with FOX 17 in a suit, not trying to impress our staff,  but hoping to impress that special family to make him one of their own.

“I like making good appearances,” he says.

On top of his charm and wardrobe, the eighth grader promises to cook and help around the house once he finds a family to call his own again.

"When I was little, my mom and dad had a fight, and the police ended up showing up and took me away," he says.

He's spent the last six years searching for parents to love.

Dylan says he'd like a mom and dad, a few brothers--and a dog. "I like all dogs, but my favorite is golden retrievers," he says.

Dylan says he’ll be up cooking breakfast for his forever family and already has the first dinner picked out to impress his new brothers and sisters: chicken parmesan.

Dylan is extremely polite and loves reading and being outdoors. It’s through the adventures in books that Dylan travels: He has dreams of visiting Paris one day.

But his desires are closer to the heart: "The dad to throw the baseball in the backyard, and maybe the entire family going camping, Ad also, I like kayaking," he says.

Dylan says his "go-with-the-flow" attitude will be a perfect addition for any family.

"I’m really smart, and I'm really outgoing, and also I’m just fun to be around. And I’m really helpful," he says. "I'm kind and caring, and I've got a lot of good jokes."

If you're interested in adopting Dylan or any other child, call Orchards Children’s Services at 855-694-7301.