This little boy’s list of things he wants from the people who adopted him is heartbreaking.


A little boy from Oklahoma was abused by his birth parents, so they gave him up for adoption. When he met the people who had adopted him, he gave them a letter that will make you cry… Child abuse happens when a parent or other adult caretaker hurts, kills, or threatens to hurt a child seriously, either by doing something or not doing something. Child abuse comes in many ways, such as neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, and emotional abuse.

The group recently shared a letter from a child who was abused by both of his parents, who were big drinkers. It breaks my heart to see a child who has never known real love and happiness from his parents. This boy saw nothing but neglect, abuse, and hunger all his life. Some people are really bad…Someone in the neighborhood saw that bad things were happening in a nearby house and felt bad for the little boy who was there. He chose to call the child protection services.

Once the police arrived, they took the boy to a group called Dreamcatchers for Abused Children. They made sure that those terrible things would never happen to the child again.
When the organization found the child the best home for him, I cry every time I see what he wrote on a piece of paper. All this boy wants is normal things… He wrote, “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 bugs in the house. Clean house. Clean bed with covers. Don’t sell my toys. Treated fair. Don’t get drunk. Tv in house. Let me keep my school stuff.
Nice shoes. My own comb soap. Nice house and safe and heater coat. Toothbrush.”

You, reading this now, probably have all the things that this little boy wants. The takeaway from this is: NEVER ever take anything for granted. The life you have now is someones wish list.

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