DETROIT, Mich. — At ten years of age, K’Ymari is a fifth grader in foster care who has a zest for life well beyond his years.
“I like to play outside. I like to play video games. I like to play with other kids,” said K’Ymari (pronounced Key-MAR-ee).
Basketball and soccer are among his favorite sports. He also likes swimming, playing tag, and skillfully hanging out on his hoverboard.
“My hoverboard is black. It's it lights up. I like to spin in circles. I like to go back and forth. I like to go fast, but sometimes it just beeps,” he explained.
He also likes all kinds of animals.
“I like bunnies. I like, I like frogs. I like lizzards. I like dogs. I love dogs. I like cats,” he said.
When asked how his friends might describe him, he answers quickly.
“My friends think that I am weird. They think that I'm interesting. They think that I'm funny. They think that I can be difficult at some times,” said K’Ymari.
K’Ymari likes different subjects and experiences at school.
“[I like] Math, but it's hard. It's challenging for me. I know gym is not a subject, but I like gym a lot,” he said. “I'm a very good reader. I got some books for Christmas. I've got like a whole series of books. It's called The Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”
“My best day would be going swimming and eating ice cream and playing video games. That would probably be the best day of my life,” he said with a big smile.
When it comes to his future with an adoptive family, he has some dreams.
“Well, I would like to live, like, far away from like the city where I can have like a lot of animals, and I don't have to be disturbed,” he explained.
“I would like to go to Antarctica cause I want to see some polar bears," he added.
"When I grow up, I want to be a cop because I want to help people. And I want to do the right thing when I get older and be a good person," said K'Ymari.
He would love to be adopted by a Mom and Dad who have pets and other children.
He really looks forward to dinners together and watching films.
"I would like to go out to eat once in a while. I would like to go to the movie theater," he said.
K’Ymari has been waiting to be adopted since February of 2019.
If you’d like to adopt K’Ymari, call the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at (800)589-6273.
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