Wishes from the Heart: A Foster Child’s Oklahoma Dream List

Dreamcatchers for Abused Children: Advocating for Abused Children’s Welfare

Recently, Dreamcatchers for Abused Children, a dedicated non-profit organization committed to reforming the lives of abused children, shared a poignant story from Oklahoma. On their website, their primary objective is to educate the public about various aspects of child abuse, including its symptoms, intervention, prevention, statistics, reporting, and assisting victims in finding the resources needed for a full recovery.

The story revolves around a child from Oklahoma who found himself in the foster care system after enduring severe abuse at the hands of his alcoholic parents. This child had never known the warmth of love or the joys of a typical childhood, having grown up in an environment plagued by neglect and hunger.

Years passed, and it wasn’t until a vigilant neighbor noticed the horrifying conditions the child was living in that social services were alerted, leading to police intervention. Subsequently, Dreamcatchers for Abused Children stepped in, ensuring the young boy found a new and loving home.

Upon finding the perfect family for the child and sharing the wonderful news with him, he created a wish list, which touched the hearts of many who came across it. People were moved to comment on the fact that the items on the list should be basic necessities, not dreams, for any child.

Here’s the heart-wrenching wish list:

“Things I want in my family:
I want food and water.
Don’t hit on me.
A house with running water and lights.
I want love.
Mom and dad don’t fight.
I want no drugs.
Don’t kill my pets.
Help with school.
Nice clean clothes.
No lice. No bug in house.
Clean house.
Clean bed with covers.
Don’t sell my toys.
Treated fair.
Don’t get drunk.
Tv in house.
Let me keep my school stuff.
Nice shoes.
My own comb soap. Nice house and safe and heater coat.

This poignant list serves as a stark reminder of the importance of never taking the basic necessities and comforts we have for granted.

Please share this story with your family and friends on Facebook to raise awareness and support for abused children’s well-being.

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