GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Tre’Vone is your typical fun-loving 16-year-old searching for a forever home. He loves riding his bike, being independent and raising sheep for 4-H.
“Skiddy and jumpy, those are my two sheep’s names,” he said.
He proudly showed FOX 17 his two ribbons from the Barry County Fair.
“He came into care in 2006 with his siblings, his parents were unable to take care of him.” Adoption specialist Amanda Stark said. “His siblings were adopted out in 2009 however Tre’Vone is still looking for that perfect family.”
For years he’s dreamed of having a father, a male role model he’s never had.
“I want to have a dad that actually cares for me and plays football with me and plays catch with me,” he said. “Just hang out and do guy stuff.”
“Guy stuff” like watching his favorite football team the Detroit Lions and his favorite player Calvin Johnson.
“Because he’s a role model, he helps out kids, he does a lot of things that keeps kids going and active,” Tre’Vone said.
He wants to go to college and become a police officer because he’s loyal and likes protecting people. Qualities he says he’s gained from his strong faith.
“Faith is really important to me” he said. “I want to have faith in something.”
Tre’Vone says he just dreams of someday having a family to sit next to him at church.
“I would love to have siblings,” he said. “Older and younger.”
He promises to do everything he’s asked at his forever home but there’s only one thing he asks of them.
“Just a family that will love me forever,” he said.
If you’d like to adopt Tre’Vone or another child, call Orchards Children’s Services at 855-694-7301.
(Detroit Lions footage courtesy of FOX Sports and the National Football League)