An Oklahoma little boy was given up for adoption because his parents did not want him. When he was adopted by a family on the first day there he gave a letter to the new parents. What was written in it was heartbreaking.
Dreamcatchers for Abused Children is a non-profit organization devoted to reforming abused children. Their purpose is to educate the public about child abuse and to help those children who have fallen victim to a full recovery.
The organization published a list written by a child in Oklahoma who ended up in Foster after falling prey to abuse by his alcoholic parents. The child faced only alcohol and abuse and hunger.
Many years had passed when a neighbor noticed what was happening and announced social services.
When the police intervened, the child was taken to find a house where they would take good care of him. When the organization found the family shared all this beautiful news.
The boy made a wish list of all the things he wanted in the new home. This list deeply touched the hearts of the people. Many of them commented and said that these things should not be a dream for a child but are basic things.
This is the list:
“Things I want in my family:
I want food and water.
Don’t hit on me.
A house with running water and lights.
I want love.
Mom and dad don’t fight.
I want no drugs.
Don’t kill my pets.
Help with school.
Nice clean clothes.
No lice. No bug in house.
Clean bed with covers.
Don’t sell my toys.
Don’t get drunk.
Tv in house.
Let me keep my school stuff.
My own comb soap. Nice house and safe and heater coat.
This list makes us all thankful for the things God has given us in this life.