Finding Bruce his Forever Home

Posted at 4:56 PM, Jun 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-28 16:57:32-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- As FOX 17 continues its Forever Home series, we introduce you to Bruce, 12, a sunny and caring seventh grader.

“I just try and look at life from brightest angle that there is," said Bruce.

Despite living in foster care almost four years, Bruce chooses to stay positive. He's an engaging middle schooler whose personality and love for science shined at the Grand Rapids Public Museum Tuesday.

Walking FOX 17 through his favorite exhibit, the Robot Zoo, Bruce explained how the robotic animals worked. He said one day he would like to become a veterinarian and for now, is your go-to IT helper.

“I’m mostly interested in electronic stuff, like you put me on a tablet and I’ll be there all day, like figuring out how it works," he said.

He's a natural teacher and said he made friends easily last year as a sixth grader. When it comes to helping others, he said it's automatic.

“I just like helping people," Bruce said, "I know how it feels to not know what’s going on.”

When it comes to being a kid, Bruce loves to dance while listening to pop on his radio, playing baseball and talking with people. He has so much he would love to do with a family.

“I’d like to go camping, make s’mores, laugh, have fun, maybe like we can play Minecraft together, or stuff like that," said Bruce.

Staying positive and strong, Bruce said he wants nothing more than the love of an adoptive family.

“I just hope that one of them might adopt me so that I can finally become a family," said Bruce. "I just miss having a real family.”

If you would like to learn more about Bruce and the adoption process, call his adoption agency Orchards Children's Services: at 1 (855) 694-7301.