Two brothers – one an aspiring attorney, the other hoping to become a mechanical engineer -- are Hamilton County Job and Family Services Waiting Children for the month of December.
“We’re looking at innovative ways of getting our children before the public so we can find them safe, loving homes,” said Moira Weir, director of the department. “Every child deserves a permanent home and we know there are hundreds of loving families throughout this community that would be willing to open up their doors and their hearts to our children.”
Joe, 15 and Keuntay, 13, are sweet and active teens who already have a vision for where they want to go in life; they just need a family to help guide them there.
Older brother Joe has dreams of one day walking into a court room and successfully arguing his client’s case. Joe has taken on a leadership role and likes to help others, especially younger kids. He sees himself going to The Ohio State University and continuing on to law school.
Right now, friends are the most important thing to him. After school, he looks forward to hanging out with his buddies, playing basketball and football. Trips to the mall are also important to the thoughtful teen. Joe describes himself as respectful, responsible, strong and intelligent.
Joe wants a family that understands his need to hang out with friends and be a typical teenager. His video can be found here
A curious and creative mind, Keuntay says he would like to be a mechanical engineer when he’s done with school. Until then, he’ll continue to do well in math and science class.
This talented teen enjoys tinkering around the house by taking gadgets apart and fixing them back up. After school, he likes to ride his bike around the neighborhood and play sports like basketball and football. Keuntay also likes to shop for the latest styles in hats, sneakers, shirts and earrings.
He says he would like a family that is active, interested in sports, and a family that would talk with him, rather than yell, when he gets in trouble. His video can be found here