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8-year-old Dante searching for a family to love him

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He likes to read Harry Potter books, books about space and if we could write the ending to Dante's story, it would be that he finds a forever family soon. Now, meet this delightful and caring young boy, who is yearning for a family to love him.

Eight-year-old Dante is hoping a forever family will soon be spinning head over heals in love with him.

He's not asking for much – just a family with a mom and dad. And to make things even sweeter, Dante says:

"Everyday they have dessert after dinner."

And Dante's favorite dessert is an ice cream sundae. But the best ice cream to describe the life Dante has had to endure is Rocky Road. Dante says he's looking for a family that will love and take care of him.

"He's been through a lot, he's been through a couple different placements," said Barbara Wojtach with San Diego County Adoptions

Dante has had to grow up fast, bearing a lot of responsibilities for a child his age.

"He's a kid who has really taken care of a lot of his family, and he very much has that protective type of thing. He was talking about, if he could be an animal, what would he be? He'd be a lion because they protect their family," continued Wojtach.

It's also why he wants to fight for his country one day. When Dante grows up, he says he wants to be in the military, because soldiers protect people.

But right now, Dante deserves parents to keep him safe and let him just enjoy his childhood.

"He needs to be a kid, and he needs to be taken care of," noted Wojtach.

Dante is bright and resilient, especially when you consider this statistic for foster kids.

"Every time they move, they lose six months of school," Wojtach added.

However, Dante has managed to excel.

"They had to move me out of a reading group that had small reading and put me into a fourth grade group of reading," Dante explained.

Dante is only in the third grade and adds that he can also read books with 200 pages.

Dante also likes to cook:

"I can cook tacos, burritos, enchiladas," he said.

And, he's extremely caring. When another Adopt 8 boy we were featuring fell, Dante immediately ran over to help.

"He's just very nurturing, and he wants to take care of people, and so he really is going to need a family that can honor that but also balance that with taking care of him," Wojtach said. "He's going to provide a family with so much joy. He's a great kid."

If you are interested in adopting from foster care, or becoming a foster family, call 1-877-I-ADOPT-U to learn more about getting started. The County of San Diego offers monthly orientation classes.

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