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8-year-old Ke'jzon in urgent need of forever home

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - He's an eight-year-old boy who makes friends easily, and loves to explore. But Ke'jzon's life in limbo right now. He's been placed in an emergency children's shelter and the need to find him a forever family is urgent.

Ke'jzon, who loves soccer, football, and basketball, now just needs a family to cheer him on - on the sidelines.

Outgoing and friendly, Ke'jzon gave us a quick weather report during our playdate at Balboa Park.

“It's a very hot day today.”

Then turned the tables on me, asking me a question.

“How was your day today?”

He shared a little about himself:

“My favorite color is red. My favorite food is chicken”

Then he described what he was happening around him, playing at the park, is something Ke'jzon doesn't get to experience that often.

He's been living in an emergency children's shelter, while he waits to find a forever family.

“I think he would like somebody to take him to different places and he had never been to Balboa Park before so it would be neat to have a family to take him to be active and go do things,” said protective services worker, Nicole Espinosa.

Ke'jzon is an explorer.

“He's always excited to learn new things and have fun and explore,” continued Espinosa.

And he was captivated by a skateboard, because it was the first he had ever seen.

“He just started watching this family playing soccer and then the kids had a skateboard, and tried to make friends and started playing, playing soccer and they were so nice to let him use their skateboard so he could explore and have fun, because he just wants to be a kid and have fun,” explained Espinosa.

Ke'jzon is about to start third grade and is in urgent need of a permanent home.

“When I was talking to him about what kind of family he would like and he said, doesn't matter if it's a mom, mom or dad, or just a dad, or two moms or two dads he just really wants a family to be there for him,” said Espinosa.

Having a dog would be a bonus.

“He said he would like them to have a nice well-trained dog because at the emergency shelter they had a therapy dog there for a bit and it was really nice for the kids to see that and have the dog around,” said Espinosa. “And they were able to help take care of the dog and that was really good for them.”

What Ke'jzon deserves is loving family that can provide comfort, stability and love.

If you are interested in adopting or becoming a foster family, please call 1-877-I-ADOPT-U.

CBS News 8 would like to thank photographer Zeena Gregg for volunteering her time to take the Heart Gallery photos you saw in this story.

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