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Bryan, a 9-year-old boy in the Texas foster care system, wants 'someone to play with'

Bryan enjoys learning about the weather at school and playing Pokémon. He wants to visit new places with a family.

AUSTIN, Texas — Bryan is a 9-year-old boy in the Texas foster care system who is currently in search of his forever family. KVUE's Hannah Rucker met up with him at Pinballz in Buda for a day of arcade games.

Bryan isn't sure exactly how long he has been in foster care but said, "All I know is I've been there for like, a long time."

He currently lives in a group home with other children in foster care but said he doesn't really like it.

"It's because usually at the place I'm at, I don't have a lot of people to play with. Because a lot of them are too focused watching TV," Bryan said.

He said he wants his forever family to be playful, affectionate towards him and he would love to visit different parks and restaurants.

"I have a gift card to Chick-fil-A and McDonald's, and I haven't been able to use them," Bryan said.

Bryan loves going to school because he said his teacher is very nice to him. He also enjoys learning about the weather on the computer.

"We create these videos on our computers at school learning about natural disasters. And I don't know why, but I just love it," Bryan said.

To learn more about Bryan or to put in an inquiry to adopt him, visit his page on the Heart Gallery of Central Texas.

KVUE launched the Forever Families segment with Partnerships for Children (PFC) in June 2020 to highlight children in the Heart Gallery of Central Texas who need secure and permanent families. Every day, there are nearly 1,000 children waiting to get adopted in Central Texas, according to PFC.


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Editor's noteThe children who are in the Heart Gallery program and featured in KVUE's Forever Families segments are children who have had every effort made on their behalf to connect them with family or others in their community to provide options for permanent, adoptive homes. Through no fault of their own, that hasn’t happened yet, and so in partnership with the Department of Family and Protective Services, we collaborate to bring awareness to KVUE viewers about these children in the hopes of finding them permanency before they age out.

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