South Carolina child, 9, seeks forever family

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Jaylen (SC Heart Gallery)

Jaylen M. is nine years old. He describes himself as happy and smart.

He is also one of hundreds of South Carolina children who are currently available for legal adoption through the SC Heart Gallery.

In his free time, Jaylen likes to play football and basketball and he likes to ride his bike. And when he's in school, the A/B honor roll student is all about the numbers. Jaylen loves math.

"Because it's fun, he said."

And when it comes to what he hopes to become when he grows up, Jaylen wants to be a fireman because he wants to make sure that people are safe.

Jaylen’s ideal forever family shouldn’t be too big.

“Just a mom. No animals. Children I can play with, he said."

And he has a promise for whoever that family may be.

"Being good and don't be bad. And make good grades like I always do,” he said.

If you are interested in finding out more information on how you can adopt Jaylen, visit his page on SC Heart Gallery website at