Wish list written by a foster child in Oklahoma

The child had endured severe abuse from alcoholic parents and was finally rescued by social services after a concerned neighbor reported the situation.

Once in the care of Dreamcatchers for Abused Children, the organization found the child a loving and supportive new home. When they shared the news with the boy, he created a heartrending wish list of things he desired in his new forever family.

The list includes basic needs that every child should have, but unfortunately, were absent in his previous life:

  • Food and water
  • Safety from physical abuse
  • A home with running water and electricity
  • Love and no fighting between parents
  • An environment free from drugs and violence
  • Help with education
  • Clean and appropriate clothing
  • A clean and safe living space
  • A sense of fairness and not having his belongings taken away
  • A television for entertainment
  • Basic personal hygiene items like a comb, soap, and toothbrush

This heart-wrenching list serves as a powerful reminder that many children endure unimaginable hardships and lack even the most fundamental necessities.Let’s share this story to spread awareness and encourage empathy towards children in vulnerable situations.