A Loving Home: Ontario

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WNCT 9 On Your Side is partnering with the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina for an adoption series we’re calling “A Loving Home.”

Every Tuesday at 5 p.m. anchor Angie Quezada will profile a different child looking for a family to call their own.


Ontario, 15, is a mature, intelligent and sweet young man who is looking for a forever family. 

Ontario’s caseworker, Jasmine Shepherd, is a big fan of his.

“His friends and foster families consider him kind and a true gentleman,” said Shepherd. “He’s very giving, and I think that’s sweet.”

Although he’s only 15 years old, Ontario has an old soul.

“I like very old music, like Tupac, Michael Jackson,” said Ontario. “I love Michael Jackson.”

Those are just to name a few. He’s also a fan of museums and golf. He’s always willing to try anything new first before saying he’s not a fan. He also enjoys the library, and considers it his escape spot.

Ontario’s very determined to be a successful businessman one day.

“My long-term goal is to be a million dollar man, basically,” said Ontario.

Ontario has maturity and perspective on life.

“One thing I learned is you shouldn’t care what other people say about you,” Ontario adds.

Shepherd sai she knows Ontario’s confidence will bring light to many people.

When we asked Ontario about an ideal family for him, his response was heartfelt.

“I can’t tell you,” said Ontario. “I think the truth is, only God knows that. Only God knows who and what type of family I need. So for my perspective, I think somebody warm-heartedd, very caring, and compassionate, but you have to have patience, ” he explains.

Ontario also says one professional athlete in particular has helped him get through hard times. His favorite wrestler is John Cena. He loves John Cena so much that he finds strength in the pro wrestler’s words.

“Rise above hate, and hustle, loyalty, respect. I say that’s the three things that get you through life,” explains Ontario.

“Everybody should open their heart for children, we don’t need every little thing. We need the right person to care for us, anad care about us,” he adds.

If you’re interested in learning more on adopting Ontario, you can call Children’s Home Society of North Carolina at 919-600-8757 and visit their website at www.CHSNC.org

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