“I just want somebody who cares about me,” Oklahoma teen waiting for a place to call home

A Place to Call Home
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Matthew is Native American and enjoys attending pow wows and cultural museums to learn about his heritage.

The 14-year-old also loves animals and actually has a pet fish at his group home.

“It’s a beta,” he said.

But, Matthew’s not just partial to fish.

“When I get older, I want a ferret,โ€ he said.

The teen also has his sights set on a career in the arts.

โ€œI am going to make animatronics though,โ€ he said.

Matthew’d like to start making them at Chuck E. Cheese – an idea he got from the video game Five Nights At Freddy’s. He’s also thinking about making movies.

“Most of the films I make are going to teach about the Bible or life lessons,” he said.

Matthew already loves watching movies, especially Marvel movies.

“There is going to be a new Ironman. It’s going to be Ironman’s daughter I think,” he told News 4.

Far away from the big screen, though, is a harsh reality for the young teenager who hasn’t had a family in quite some time.

“I have stuffed animals in my room, and I like to play with them a whole lot. It kind of reminds me of being in a family,โ€ he said.

Matthew said he tries really hard to meet families but, so far, no luck.

“Every time I go to an adoption party, they’re always looking for someone that’s older than me or younger than me, and that kind of makes me sad,โ€ he said.

Matthew’s afraid he’ll end up homeless if he’s not adopted.

“Basically, I’ve been through a lot in my life, and I just want somebody who cares about me,” he said.

So, Matthew has this message for anyone watching and thinking about adoption:

“I just know that, if there’s a family that’s out there that really wants a child, I suggest they pick me,” he said.

A teen with much to offer – just looking for his place to call home.

For more information on adopting Matthew, call Tom Peterson at 405-325-9398.

If youโ€™re interested in fostering, call the foster parent hotline at 1-800-376-9729 or click here.

‘A Place To Call Home’ is sponsored by Great Plains Bank.

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