US boy receives 5000 adoption applications after pleading for a family on the news

Jordan has received thousands of adoption applications.
Jordan has received thousands of adoption applications. Photo credit: Getty, KFOR

A US boy in foster care has received over 5000 applications for adoption after pleading for a family on the local news.

Oklahoma 9-year-old Jordan has been in state care for six years and in 2019 his younger brother Braison was adopted on his own.

On August 11, Jordan was featured on news station KFOR about his hope of finding a family.

When asked what he would wish for if he was given three wishes, Jordan replied: "To have a family, and family, family. Those are the only wishes I have".

"I would just like to have a family to call mom and dad, or just mom, or just dad. I don't really care," he said.

"The reason it's important is so I could have some people to talk to any time I need to. I hope one of y'all pick me."

Only hours after the news broadcast, permanency planning worker Christopher Marlowe revealed he'd received over 5000 adoption submissions for Jordan.

"I'm really excited about this and very hopeful this is going to be the breakthrough we needed to find this kid a home," he told Fox4 news.

"I'm in the process of reading through those profiles to select a family to try to move forward with."

He told Fox4 news Jordan has previously had a couple of families express interest in adopting him but they hadn't worked out, so he was hopeful for the new applications.

The state is also hoping to find a family based in Oklahoma to keep Jordan and Braison closer to one another.

"His brother's adoptive family has been agreeable to that and even if things go well, they said they would be willing to take them out on day passes so they could spend some good quality time together," Marlowe told Fox4 news.