Wednesday’s Child: Teen wants to belong to a family
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - When parental rights are terminated and no extended family members are able to help, foster children need parents who are willing to adopt them. Kids like 14-year-old Kambri, who just wants to belong to a new family and a new environment.
“I like being outdoors overall,” said Kambri. “I like riding bikes. I like fishing. I like climbing trees.”
Kambri hasn’t belonged to a family in a long time.
“When I was a baby I went into foster care, I think I was two but then went back to my biological family and then I went back into foster care. It was just back and forth,” explained Kambri.
She's been bounced around a lot and is hoping her future family is out there somewhere.
“To have a family that knows me and loves me, that would be a big thing because my (biological) family doesn’t love me,” said Kambri. “Back then, I was just a ward of the state. I felt like i was just a label. A number. A number in a book.”
Kambri wants to go into the military, specifically to serve with the military police and eventually study forensic psychology. She simply wants to help others.
“Because as a kid, I didn’t have anyone to protect me so I want to be able to protect people so they don’t feel like I felt when I was little,” she said.
She's a good student. English is her best subject, but she likes science too.
“I like science, even though I’m kind of bad at it, I still love it because it’s cool how the world works. The environments and animals, how they click together,” said Kambri.
Kambri just hopes to click with a new family, and soon! Afterall, it’s part of her plans.
“I have my whole life planned out,” said Kambri. “Because I like planning things.”
If you would like to learn more about Kambri or any other child featured in our Wednesday’s Child segments, click here for Indiana’s Adoption Program.
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