Aspiring video game designer shares why he wants to be adopted

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OKLAHOMA CITY - "Can I get a shake? Can I get the chocolate and vanilla mix?" Dakota asked.

There's nothing ordinary about Dakota.

When NewsChannel 4's Lacey Lett took him to the ice house at the Myriad Gardens, Dakota wanted the best of both worlds with his shake.

How good was the shake, you ask?

“Negative infinity. Just kidding. Positive infinity,” Dakota joked.

Seven years ago, Dakota went into a group home. It's his new normal.

Dakota has mild autism.

His caregivers say he's always in a pleasant mood, and he really loves to read.

When asked how long it took him to read his most recent book, Dakota answered, “One day. I got it Friday, but I didn't start it until Sunday. On Sunday, I finished it."

He’s a smart young man with an appetite for life's little adventures.

"Yeah, this part is granite. This part, I have no idea what it is," Dakota said.

He went for a walk with Lett on a beautiful day, and he gave her a peek into his life.

Dakota said he doesn't play sports, so he let Lacey in on his true passion.

“No. I only play video games."

His favorite gaming console is the Xbox 360. One day, he hopes to make video games his livelihood.

"I'm actually going to design two video games. One's going to be about my life, and the other is going to be a remake of a game I like," he said. "It's going to be my whole life, and if I've read a book or played any video games, they're going to download from my game to whatever you're playing it on."

It’s a creative outlet for the playful 16 year old.

While it was mostly laughs on their walk, Dakota and Lacey did talk about his future family and why he wants to find a permanent home.

"Why? I don't know. I just want to be adopted," Dakota said.

But when he thought about it a little more, he said he wants a family just like him - compassionate.

"What's important to me, as a family, is that they're loving. They care. They treat others well," Dakota said.

For more information on adopting Dakota call 405-767-2955 or visit the DHS website.

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