Finding Anthony his Forever Home

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- FOX 17 continues our Forever Home series to help kids living in Michigan foster care find loving adoptive families.

Anthony, 11, clipped into his climbing gear at Grand Rapids Treetop Adventure Park. Then one step at a time, looking straight ahead, he conquered his fear of heights. And his favorite part? The zipline.

"It was fun!" he said. Then he quickly offered advice for anyone else who's afraid of heights: "Just whatever you do, don't look at the ground."

Anthony dreams big in school. He's enjoying the fifth grade and shared the latest he learned about photosynthesis in his favorite subject, science.

Playing outdoors, cards and video games are some of his favorite hobbies.

"Terrarium," he said is one of his favorite video games, "it's pretty much a building strategy game."

But for Anthony, the biggest dreams come when he thinks about family.

"So I wouldn't be lonely," he said.

And he imagined what a day well spent with his future forever family would look like:

"Going to a card shop, going to play games, and Pokemon," Anthony said.

And then, his greatest hope for the year ahead Anthony said is "to get a new family."

If you would like to learn more about Anthony and the adoption process, please call his adoption agency Orchards Children's Services at: 1-(855)-694-7301. FOX 17's Forever Home series has helped 95 percent of the children featured to be adopted or in the process of being adopted, according to OCS.

FOX 17 would like to send a huge thank you to Grand Rapids Treetop Adventure Park for an awesome filming experience!

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8 comments

  • Jackie J

    He has a forever home with his FATHER! His father wants him home, but the corrupt CPS system wants to sell him instead.

    Title IV-E funding gives federal bonuses for increasing foster adoptions year over year. They have to keep stealing and selling more and more children to get their annual federal bonuses.

  • Malinda Sherwyn

    According to the 2014 Hatch/Wyden hearings in DC, it costs the American taxpayer $83,000.00 per child, per year to place a single child in congregant/fostercare!…If the child is medically fragile or on drugs…it costs us much more. The kids don’t see that money! They are lucky to get Cup of Noodles to eat…the state legislatures and county supervisors across this country use the money in their general funds…. AND here is what happens to kids too often in foster care and forced adoptions in this country —-> http://bit.ly/2uCyQCv As a taxpayer, I would rather avoid traumatizing kids forcing them into the hands of strangers. I would rather spend a few thousand to help a family in distress than squander our hard earned tax dollars on this trafficking of children, the money goes to contractors and hacks… Furthermore, the Add for this boy is seemingly kind…but, it assumes there is NO one out there from his family that loves him or is fighting to get him back…There is…so stop selling children. Stop the social engineering of American children this process is destroying our country, one child at a time.

    Arizona Child Removed from Loving Family and Placed into Foster Careā€¦
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  • Cwhite

    CPS is corrupt. Please look up former Senator Nancy Schaefer from Kentucky. She tried to let people know of all the jobs that depend on this corruption, then her and her husband were found shot in their beds. Lots of videos of her speeches too. do a child a real favor and keep them with their parents and spend the money on helping the parents with whatever their issues are.

  • Brandy

    Stop stealing children from their families!!!! Souless underbelly scum of this world! Get rid of cps! Wish more people would open their eyes and actually look into what is going on instead of turning a blind eye.

  • William

    There no bonuses being given out to anyone. This is some tin hat conspiracy. These people give out misinformation and misconceptions about human trafficking. Medicalkidnap.com is a site full of one sided conspiracy nuts who are trying to convince people to band together against the government. They make Facebook pages called opexposeCPS and disrupt the communications of police and other government offices. They are a fringe group beware.