“I’m a very understandable kid and I want to be loved,” says Orlando, who, as a young teen, as moved 35 or 40 times. Before he entered foster care at age 11, Orlando took care of his three younger siblings. He says this experience gave him patience.
What is he looking for in a family? “I hope (the family) will be nice and help me on my homework when I need help,” he said. “I think I would do better with family than go out there on my own without knowing what to do.”