16-year-old hoping to find a family to support him into adulthood

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OKLAHOMA - Jacob went into DHS custody two year ago.

The 16-year-old loves playing video games.

He even wants to make a career at it.

We took him to Brickopolis for his favorite pastime.

"I kind of want to become a game designer. I'm trying to practice for becoming one,โ€ Jacob said.

It made sense to take Jacob to Brickopolis.

He takes his video games very seriously.

After blasting aliens and shooting dinosaurs, Jacob told us a little more about himself.

"Science and technology,โ€ he said were his favorite subjects in school.

Outside of the classroom, he used to enjoy sports, but he's moved around so much it's been difficult to stay involved.

"I played on a soccer team before, like I was the best defender on my soccer team."

Now, the teen spends a lot of time indoors putting together puzzles.

"There's so many puzzles at the house. I finished every single one at the house where I'm at, every single one. They're mostly all 1,000 pieces,โ€ Jacob said.

It's a way for Jacob to heal.

He's been in and out DHS custody since he was just 3 years old.

"I have memories of my biological family, but I don't know them."

Jacob was actually adopted once before, but things didn't work out with his new family.

It was a difficult time for him.

"Not being able to back to my family that adopted me before."

The teen is now looking for a stable home and parents who will love him unconditionally for the first time in his life.

"So, I can like meet new people. Also, I want to get out of where I am. I'm tired of moving so much."

If you want to adopt Jacob, call 405-767-2955.

Visit www.okdhs.orgย for more information on adopting a child.

'A Place to Call Home' is sponsored by NBC Oklahoma.

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