Finding Families - boy in foster care half his life


Oliver, 11, has been drawing his favorite characters since age 5.  He has all of them memorized.  For him, drawing is therapeutic.

“Because it helps me stay focused, and when I’m scared I draw,” he said.

Oliver has been through a lot.

“Oliver is an 11-year-old boy who has been in foster care half his life, about six years, so we need to find a home for him really soon,” said Atasha Kelley-Harris, adoption coordinator at Depelchin Children’s Center.

Oliver is a typical boy who loves video games and sports, plus he’s always ready to dance especially if that dance is the ‘Nae Nae.’ He does well in his foster home sharing with several other children. Depelchin Children’s Center hopes to find him not only a permanent home but hope and healing. 

“He’s going to need someone who can help him heal from past hurts and understand what's taken place in his life,” said Kelley-Harris.

If you’re interested in adopting Oliver or any other child, contact Depelchin Children’s Center at

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