LIBERTY, Mo. -- Six-year-old Tyson is ready to jump into his future parents arms.
During a day of fun on the farm at Carolyn's Country Cousin's Pumpkin Patch in Liberty, Tyson decided he was going to get a big pumpkin for his trip as he walked through a field.
The first-grader loves superheroes, playing outside and math. He's hoping he can be the addition one family has been dreaming of.
He's been in foster care for two years and is counting the days until his future parents find him and take him home.
Tyson is an active kid who likes to run and play. He would like parents who will do things outside with him, and a dad who would challenge him to a push-up competition. One of his favorite things is to jump on the trampoline and do flips.
He likes to try new things. Tyson is a brave boy who experiences life head on. His care providers said it would be great for him to have a strong male role model as he grows into a young man.
Tyson can be very outgoing, but some might describe him as shy. He loves to laugh, but he's also a thoughtful child. He enjoys thinking out his math equations and said he enjoys doing subtraction problems.
He said if a family wants to adopt him, it would mean a lot to him, and it would be a fun experience. He said if he were adopted he would feel happy.
Tyson has one sibling, but they wouldn't be adopted with him. He would still like more brothers and sisters. He said if he didn't have any siblings he wouldn't have anyone to play with.
When he grows up Tyson said he wants to be a police officer, and it's his goal to have 100 birthdays. He's hoping someone out there will want to spend all those birthdays with him.
Maybe you're the family who's ready to pick Tyson as your son.
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Want to adopt Tyson?
If you're interested in learning more about how to adopt these kids, or would like to contribute to their "One Small Wish," please get in touch with Megan Fisher, the Adoption Coordinator for Jackson County at 816-889-2144.
"One Small Wish"
Each month we grant "One Small Wish" to say thank you to the kids for opening up their hearts to us. For October, Sky Zone gave Tyson two passes for him and a friend to jump to their heart's content.
Interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent in Missouri?
- Cornerstones of Care specializes in Standard and Career Foster Licenses at 1-855-SRV-KIDS (855-778-5437) or visit their website.
- Crittenton Children's Center (Saint Luke's) focuses on medical homes, homes that can accommodate sibling groups, and homes for older youth (age 12 and up).
- If you are interested in learning more about this organization please reach out to Virginia Fatseas at (816) 986-5209
- Missouri Alliance offers elevated needs training (Level A & B) to our Resource Families. They also train our foster parents in TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) as well as SOS (Signs of Safety).
- If you are interested in learning more about this organization please reach out to Karie Scott-Roark email: KRoark@MA-CF.org.
- Great Circle Behavioral Health for Children & Families does foster care licensing for prospective foster parents.
- If you are interested in learning more about this organization please reach out to Jaqueline Brown at (816) 255-1503 or Jacqueline.Brown@greatcircle.org
Interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent in Kansas?
- KVC Kansas
- To become an adoptive parent you can find more information by calling (888) 655-5500.
- To become a foster parent you can sign up for a class or learn more through their website.
- Cornerstones of Care
- To become an adoptive or foster parent you can contact Denise Gibson at (913) 209-5923 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to see more children who are looking for a family?
Want to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster children in the metro?
According to CASA's website, a court appointed special advocate make a life-changing different for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Each volunteer is appointed by a judge to advocate for a child's best interest in court.
Their volunteers help judges develop a fuller picture of each child's life. Their advocacy enables judges to make the most well-informed decision for each child.
- Jackson County CASA
- Clay County CASA: To volunteer with Clay County CASA, contact the Program Director, Ashley Zugelter, at 816-736-8400 or email email@example.com.
- CASA of Lafayette & Saline Counties: To volunteer with 15th Judicial Circuit CASA, contact the Executive Director, Robin McGinnity Connelly, at 660-259-2590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit their Facebook page.
- CASA of Wyandotte & Johnson Counties
- CASA of Atchison & Leavenworth Counties: To volunteer contact the Executive Director, Kelly Meyer, at (913) 651-6440 or email her at Lv1casa@sbcglobal.net.
- Douglas County CASA: To volunteer contact the Executive Director, Diana Frederick, at (785) 832-5172 or email her at email@example.com.
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