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Finding A Family: Austin's Story

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Austin has big plans in his future. "When I grow up I'm going to go to Deal Or No Deal and win a thou….a million dollars!" he said with a big grin. "What are you going to do with a million dollars?" I asked him. "Spend it on a Ferrari!"

So while he practices his "case choosing" abilities, Austin, 10, tells us a little about himself.

"What's your favorite food?" I asked him. "Pizza!"

He loves to play video games, basketball, and loves Cracker Barrel: "All of the food that they sell and the fancy old fashioned stuff that's hung up on the wall," he said.

Austin is going into the 5th grade and has a good idea of what kind of family he's looking for: "A family with dogs!" he said with a smile.

Anything else?

"And a family that can actually come close to where I can get wireless Internet," he said.

Ahh yes, dogs and wireless Internet are top priorities.

He also sees himself as an only child, or maybe a child with older siblings.

"What are some of the things you'd like to do with a family?" I asked him. "Go to central park and go to King's Dominion," he said.

Despite his hardships, Austin is full of life and has a smile that stretches ear to ear. He also has impeccable taste in music.

"Do you like Justin Bieber?" I asked. "Heck no! I like Johnny Cash!"

Austin also tells me he loves to keep a clean room and that he enjoys doing chores, especially mopping.

He's full of surprises.

if you're interested in adopting Austin, or any other child in the state, call Mission West Virginia at 866- call MWV. Or you can email at adopt@missionwv.org.