Wish list written by a foster child in Oklahoma

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A little boy from Oklahoma was abused by his parents and they gave him up for adoption, but on the first day, he went to the new parents and handed them a letter. What he writes is Gut-Wrenching.

Dreamcatchers for Abused Children is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to bringing about positive change for abused children. Their website states that their primary objective is to raise awareness about child abuse, including its symptoms, ways to intervene, prevention methods, statistical data, reporting procedures, and assisting victims in finding the right resources for a complete recovery.

The organization recently posted a heartbreaking list penned by a child from Oklahoma who entered the foster system due to severe abuse from his alcoholic parents. The boy never felt love or the happiness of a typical childhood. All he knew was neglect and hunger.

It took years for a neighbor to realize that something terrible was happening in the boy’s house, so they finally contacted social services.

After the police stepped in, the boy was handed over to the caring folks at Dreamcatchers for Abused Children. They ensured that the little one found a brand new and affectionate home.

After the organization discovered the ideal family, they excitedly informed the boy, who then created a wishlist detailing everything he hoped for in his future permanent residence.

It’s obvious that the list really touched a lot of people. Some even pointed out that the items on the list shouldn’t even be considered as dreams for children, but rather as essential things that they should already have.

This is the list:

“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 bug in 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.”

This list is a reminder that we should never take the things we have for granted.

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