Wednesday’s Child: Teen wants to belong to a family

Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 4:53 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 8, 2020 at 6:10 PM EDT
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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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