Wednesday's Child: Michael

Tim McLaughlin
October 30, 2019 - 6:00 am
Wednesday's Child: Michael

Tim McLaughlin/KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With Halloween coming up, the biggest thing on 9-year-old Michael's mind is his costume.

He says he wants to go as his favorite character from the video game Fortnite.

"Drift is, like, a character — he evolves from a regular Fortnite character. It would look like a fox. The mask would look like a fox. And the costume would look like a robe spreading out," Michael said.

He loves playing video games, building Legos and playing football. In fact, he wants to play football for Rutgers University and certain professional teams.

"I like any team that has green," he explains. "My favorite color is green."

But for now, Michael is looking for a forever family.

"(I'd like) a caring family, and a strong heart family. Like, they have a strong heart for their family members," he said.

And his social worker, Cleo Crossley, says it's important for Michael to keep seeing his siblings.

"He's a big brother," Crossley said, "so he really enjoys his visits with them."

And Gloria Hochman, from the Philadelphia-based Adoption Center, says Michael's relationship with his siblings is vital.

"Siblings give you a feeling of belonging and a sense of knowing who you are and the context in which you exist. And it is critical that he able to continue seeing his siblings," Hochman said. "So, a family that adopts him has to encourage that."