Wednesday’s Child: Athlete wants new family

Published: Feb. 17, 2021 at 6:02 PM EST
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - When an athlete takes the field, it’s nice to know their parents are in the stands to cheer them on. But for foster kids, that’s often impossible. 15-year-old Travis would like to have the support of family at his games and in life.

“I’ve played defensive tackle, tight end, and middle linebacker,” said Travis. His favorite position is middle linebacker and his favorite job on the field? Tackling.

He likes to play football on the screen too. Video games are one of his favorite past times. But so is music. His faith in God has helped him find his song.

“I know He is the reason,” said Travis. “I feel like He got me to do raps; to help people and help myself.”

Travis likes to write and perform Christian rap music.

“I share about life. Like, what I’m going through,” explained Travis. “There’s a Christian rapper named NF and he really inspired me because he went through the same thing with his mom that I went through.”

What he’s been through would be tough for anyone. He knows he needs new parents to adopt him. He says the toughest part is not being with his family.

“My parents aren’t around and I can’t go with my family,” said Travis. (Getting adopted) is the closest thing I can get to a family and things that make me happy.”

While Travis will be happy to find a new home, he says he doesn’t want to be too picky. He doesn’t care what kind of family he gets, but he would prefer a mom and a dad.

“Because I haven’t had a mom and a dad in a while,” said Travis. “It’d be harder to find a home for me if I’m being too picky.”

Travis is not a picky eater. Afterall, he’s a teenage boy and athlete who loves to eat…a lot! His favorite foods are spaghetti and wings.

Travis likes school, but prefers going in-person so that he can see his friends.

If you would like to learn more about Travis, click here for Indiana’s Adoption Program.

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