Finding Jonathan his Forever Home

Posted at 5:28 PM, Oct 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-20 17:28:31-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - As we continue FOX 17's Forever Home series, we introduce you to teens and children in Michigan foster care who are in need of being adopted.

This week we introduce you to Jonathan, 11, who is an imaginative and kind-hearted fifth grader searching for a lifelong family of his own.

Full of life, Jonathan is just as curious as he is attentive. Tuesday FOX 17 spent the afternoon with Jonathan at Blandford Nature Center. He loves animals as well as making movies, which was evident as soon as he walked up saying hello to our cameras.

He is very animated and smart; focused, but always on the move.

Walking the wildlife trail with FOX 17, Jonathan said he loves to read, build things, and play with his friends (usually with a toy or two in hand).

"I want to learn science," said Jonathan. "I want to build time machines."

Jonathan has lived with his foster mother for the majority of the last three years. His foster mother told FOX 17 that Jonathan says he wants to build "time machines" so he can keep her around forever.

Jonathan appears to be very happy with his foster home, but he still hopes to find a loving adoptive family. He is looking forward to spending time with his family one day, doing things together that any child appreciates.

"I'd ask them to cook my favorite soup," Jonathan said. "And read books."

Throughout FOX 17's Forever Homes series, we have had many success stories: because of our viewers' help, almost every child and teen we have featured is now in the process of being adopted.

Also, adoption through Michigan's foster care system is free for families.

If you would like to learn more about Jonathan, or if you are interested in adopting him, please call Orchards Children's Services at 1 (855) 694-7301.

FOX 17 would like to say thank you for another special filming session at Blandford Nature Center!