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9-year-old Jamon still waiting to find his forever family

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He has been in and out of foster care as long as he can remember and he knows no other life. News 8 first featured Jamon on Adopt 8 two years ago, but he is still waiting for a forever home. Now, we catch up with Jamon, who is hoping there's a family out there that will love him for who he is.

There's one word to describe Jamon - unforgettable.

When I first met him in 2009, I was captivated by his big personality and his confidence at the young age of six.

But two and a half years later, Jamon is still waiting to find his family. He just turned nine on July 4th and he has most definitely matured. In fact, he has thought about the future. When he grows up he wants to be a teacher.

"Jamon's made a lot of progress the last two to three years. He's a really different kid, and he's come to talk about his past whereas before he would just change the subject," explained social worker Jamie Morris.

Jamon has spent nearly his whole life in foster care. The last three years, in a group home, Jamon says he sometimes feels like he's being punished though he's done nothing wrong.

Jamon says his biggest wish in life is to find a forever home.

"If I had a fairy godmother, then I would hope a fairy godmother would give me a family," Jamon said.

What would Jamon want to do with a dad?

"Ride horses," he said.

And with a mom:

"Same thing she likes to do, go shopping and stuff."

"The parents, or single parent, would definitely need to be strong. Jamon has a strong personality and he needs some direction and he needs the structure," Morris added.

Jamon also needs parents who will embrace his musical talents.

I was told that Jamon loves to sing. So, I kept trying to break him down and eventually did, discovering Jamon has a rich, bluesy voice.

And his is a story that needs a happy ending, with a family that won't shy away from his artistic flair, but rather, embrace his individuality.

"There's no doubt Jamon will flourish, if he's with a family who will just accept him for who he is," noted Morris. "And let him explore all the talents he has and the interest he has and just kind of let him be Jamon."

Jamon also like to sing in front of people and participates in talent shows.

"The talent show, he's always the lead, always.. he likes to emcee and dress up, you've heard him sing, he gets into it, he loves it ," said Morris.

So much so, that Jamon continued to serenade me for the rest of our playdate.

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 or go to their website to take that first step and fill out an adoption form.

And, we'd like to thank local portrait photographer Zeena Gregg for her heart gallery photos.

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