OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma preteen is speaking honestly about why he wants to be adopted.
Konner, 12, is looking for a home that will show him love and care.
Something his case worker said he hasn't had in quite some time.
The preteen has a heart for service.
He hopes to be a paramedic or a police officer when he grows up.
"That's what I want to be when I grow up, hopefully - be a hero," Konner said.
The 12-year-old is also considering a career in technology or engineering.
"I just love messing around with electronics and stuff,” Konner said. "I know a lot about electronics but not everything."
Konner has been in an unstable environment for years.
He went back into DHS custody earlier this year.
Now, he is living at a home with more than one dozen other boys.
"I want out of there. It's just, kids aren't supposed to be in a shelter forever,” he said. "I mean, I wish I could go back to my family, but I can't. I mean, the only choice is to get me adopted."
Konner would love to have a small, quiet family.
"I want only a couple of kids like one or two kids. They take you places sometimes, the family does. It's not all rowdy," Konner explained about his hopeful future family.
He is hoping the right family will find him.
If you want to adopt Konner, call 405-767-2955.
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