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Forever Families: Tyson

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"Transformers, they got wheels and some feet and they turn into different stuff …," said Tyson.

A loving boy, no different from most children his age. Just one thing is missing … Tyson is in need of a permanent home. He's one of hundreds of children in foster care in the Lake Area waiting to be adopted.

"I like to play basketball," said Tyson.

And he loves to color.

Great activities to keep him busy, but there's so much more these children need.

"We saw something missing in our children's lives, so we try to bring them into our homes and teach them the right way ... teach them how young men are supposed to act in society," said Wiley Shaw, Tyson's foster father.

This isn't the only child Wiley has fostered. Shaw and his wife have welcomed into their homes many children over the years.

"What motivates us to do it is really the love of God that we have in our hearts for other people," he said.

A love that's hopefully contagious and will motivate others to give Tyson a "Forever Family."

The adoption process is easy. There is screening. You also must complete classes. The Department of Children and Family Services can guide you. Contact representatives at 475-3030.

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