Many children from across Connecticut are waiting and hoping for a loving family to call their own.
To learn more about adoption process contact the Department of Children and Families on the web or call 1-800-842-6348.
Updated: Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011, 1:29 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011, 1:10 PM EDT
(WTNH) - This week's Wednesday Child is ready to take a big step in life. He's about to start high school, and he would love to have a family there to support him.
14-year-old Jett has some impressive moves. There's no doubt the boy can dance.
"I started when I was like 6 years old, and from there I just started like practicing and practicing and I got pretty good at it," Jett said.
He's also pretty good at basketball, swimming, and -- when he's willing to slow down for a few minutes -- art. We spent a morning with Jett recently at the Teach Art To Me studio in Glastonbury.
Jett is counting on the days until he's a high school freshman. He's a little nervous, a little excited and thinking about the possibilities.
"Probably playing high school sports and probably dance team."
Social worker Christine Stebbins says this is an important time for Jett and finding him an active and involved family, maybe with some brothers or sisters, would be a big help.
"I think if he's in a family setting where they really embrace school and are there to support him with homework and help he'll really thrive in that environment and be successful," Stebbins said.
"Not everyone's perfect," Jett said. "I'm not expecting, like, a perfect happy go-round family. I just want someone who actually wants to take care of me wants to be a family with me."
And Jett says he's got something to offer that family too. "Hopefully a lot of happiness and a lot more joy."
If you are interested in adopting Jett or learning more about becoming a foster parent contact the Department of Children and Families at 800-842-6348.