“I just want to be adopted,” 9-year-old Josiah is looking for a permanent home

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Josiah is very driven for a 9-year-old.

When he grows up, he says he wants to a be race car driver.

For now, Josiah loves science and math at his elementary school.

In his spare time, Josiah loves indoor or outdoor go kart racing.

He's a curious kid who spent the morning climbing to new heights on the rock wall at Andy Alligators.

When he's not reaching for the sky, he's building a new future in his foster home where he can create his own magical place.

"Yeah, and I like playing video games and playing with LEGOS," Josiah said. "It's like you're making your own world!"

If he could create his own family, he would want a mother, father, brother and sister.

"And, of course, dogs, because I like dogs," he said. "I don't know what's the name of it. You know those little dogs that are poufy, real poufy? Yeah, I like those ones," Josiah said.

Josiah says he wants to find a loving and supportive family to be there for him and watch him grow.

"I don't know. I just want to be adopted," he said.

He, like thousands of other children in Oklahoma, is no stranger to constantly being moved around to unfamiliar homes.

"I've been to foster homes quite a lot of times," he said.

Josiah has been under the care of DHS for six years, and he'd like a stable family to share all life has to offer - in the eyes of 9-year-old anyway.

"Go to arcades. Go to the movies. Go to eat and all sorts of stuff," he said.

One thing is for sure, he's found his new favorite hangout at Andy Alligators.

"I think I want to go back here again," he said.

For more information on how you can adopt Josiah, call (405) 522-4176.

The process includes training and background checks. It doesn't cost anything to adopt.

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