10-year-old Ramzi hoping to score a forever family
He knows dreams do come true. His sister has been adopted and is now out of the foster care system, but it's left 10-year-old Ramzi wondering when he'll get his turn to be part of a forever family.
Football is his passion and Ramzi hopes his strong right arm can help him chase his dreams. He wants to be a pro football player – a quarterback in fact. And, Ramzi is a natural on the field, and those who've seen him play say he shows early talent and skills beyond his years.
But first on his list - even more important than football – is to have a good family. A dad to help him hone his football skills, and parents to love him and spend time with him.
"We've got to find him a family, because he's just such a neat kid," said Nicole Espinosa with San Diego County Adoptions. "He loves football, is a real good athlete, and he actually has an opportunity. He's going to go to the Philip Rivers Football Camp through the Rivers of Hope Foundation they donated 20 spots to foster kids and Ramzi is one of the kids that gets to go. So he's super excited about that."
Ramzi also enjoys animals.
"I like dogs, cats, and lizards and snakes," he said.
And he also likes school. He like math, which he says he pretty good at.
His humble nature is endearing.
"I just adore him. He's just such a tender heart and is a loving little boy who wants a family," continued Espinosa.
Ramzi has watched his sister get adopted, but that has been bittersweet since he remains in a group home.
"The group homes do the best they can, but it's not like being in a family having a mom or mom and dad, or just a dad to come home to to ask how your day was," explained Espinosa.
Ramzi has been in the foster care system for the past couple of years and is ready for his next move to be his last.
"When he was at court last the judge asked him if he had any questions and his question to the judge was, when can I be in a family?" Espinosa said.
If you're interested in adopting from foster care, or becoming a foster family, call 1-877-I-ADOPT-U. The County of San Diego also offers monthly classes.
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