Teen, 17, who has been in foster care since he was 12, pleads for a family to adopt him

Mail Online | 7/3/2019 | Sophie Wingate For Dailymail.com
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A 17-year-old boy from Oklahoma City who has spent the last five years in foster care is desperately seeking a family to call his own, but time is running out.

In October, Haven will turn 18 and age out of the system, being left to fend for himself if he isn't adopted before then.

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When asked what kind of family he is looking for, he said: 'Anyone that would take me.'

'I don't really care,' he added, 'as long as it’s a family that will show love for me and be there for me.'

Haven - KFOR - Oklahoma - News - Channel

Haven told KFOR Oklahoma’s News Channel 4 that he feels numb and is losing hope that he'll find a family to support him as he reaches adulthood.

He dreams of having 'someone to help you, like be there for you if you need help'.

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'Not just going into it all blind because that's how you get into drugs and bad stuff like that,' he told the local news channel.

The teen has been in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Humans Services since he was 12 years old.

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'It gets old at times,' he said of being in the shelter, where he lives with four other children.

'Just being there. Not being able to go out whenever I want.'

Teenage - Boys - Haven - Games - Minecraft

Like many teenage boys, Haven enjoys video games like Minecraft and hanging out with friends.

His ambition is to join the military, as it would involve 'being a part...
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