Landyn asks viewers to consider his adoption - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Landyn asks viewers to consider his adoption

Eight-year-old Landyn is legally freed for adoption through the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. (Source: KPLC) Eight-year-old Landyn is legally freed for adoption through the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. (Source: KPLC)
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From foster care to a forever family: that is the hope for eight-year-old Landyn.  

This soon-to-be third grader has a full understanding about how different his future could be if he is adopted into a forever family.  He describes himself as a good kid and said being interviewed for The New Family Tree is a "big honor!"

"I just feel like it's a great honor to be on TV," he said.

You only have to spend a few moments with Landyn to find yourself smiling at his wit and feeling like you are talking to an old soul.  Even the topic of going back to school brought an unexpected response from the boy.

"I'm looking forward to going back," said Landyn.

Maybe it is because Landyn does so well in school, excelling in every subject.

"This year I made all A's and B's," he said.  "Never made anything else on my report card."

Landyn has accomplished a lot in the classroom, in spite of the emotional toll spending many months in foster care can have on a child.  His foster mom and adoption worker know how badly Landyn wants to be adopted.  That is why he jumped on the opportunity to get closer to making that happen.

"They said, 'well, we can't just give papers out to people and go tell people that there's a kid that needs to be adopted,'" said Landyn.  "So they said, 'if we put it on TV, everyone who watches KPLC would get to see.'"

Landyn's list of "musts" in a forever family is pretty basic.

"Food, shelter, love, and other friends to play with," he said.

Moving to another home with strangers does make Landyn nervous, but he says time will help the relationships grow.  

Here is what he wants you to know about making him a member of your family.

"That I'm a good child and I want them to think that I would be a good child to have," he said.

Landyn is legally freed for adoption through the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.  Call 337-491-2470 to make an inquiry.  Adoptions through the state typically cost under $500.

There are two remaining orientation sessions this summer at the Lake Charles DCFS office, 1919 Kirkman Street in Lake Charles.  They are Monday, July 25 at 6:00 P.M. and Monday, August 15 at 6:00 P.M. The orientations provide an opportunity to get an overview about foster care and adoption through foster care.  Call 337-491-2470 for more information.

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