August's Wednesday's Child

By: Leslie Barrett Email
By: Leslie Barrett Email

Across the nation there are reportedly almost 130,000 children in foster care waiting for permanent families.

Back in May we introduced you to one of these children in West Virginia, 11-year-old Greg.

"I try to do my best to do good at school so my grandma will be proud of me," Greg said during that interview.

Greg's social worker says this sixth grader continues to do well in foster care. He remains close with his maternal grandmother, brother, and sister and staying in touch with them is very important to him.

Still this intelligent, caring, and athletic boy continues to wait for a forever family. "A mom and a dad and probably one brother and sister," he said.

Greg is not alone.

Brandon, another boy we introduced to you in April last year is still in need of a permanent family.

"He has a very tender heart and just a tender spirit," said Karissa Loring, a Wendy's Wonderful kids recruiter, during the April interview.

Brandon is an active 12-year old who's also going to be in sixth grade this school year.

He especially loves to help others and hopes to save lives as a firefighter some day. "To help people and save them," said Brandon.

But first he needs a family to help him reach his goals.

"I'd just like to have a mom who's nice to me," said Brandon.

Both boys are waiting for forever families.

For more information on Greg and Brandon log onto or call 1-866-CALL-MWV.

In Ohio, you can contact your county children's services office.

The number in Washington County is 740-373-3485.

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