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Heartbroken Oklahoma boy still looking for family after failed adoption

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Landon is no stranger to heartbreak.

At just 12 years old, he felt the pain of his plans with three potential families that would forever fall apart.

It’s been a year since we first met Landon play mini golf at Brickopolis.

He is full of life and energy and despite the difficult times he faces, those who know him best say nothing has changed.

“He has a motive so any potential family needs to be ready to go,” said Manny Dawson, Landon Youth Transition Officer at DHS.

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Like many kids his age, Landon likes to go outside and play.

He can be shy at times but Landon loves going to school.

His favorite subject is art and he loves to express his creativity with building blocks.

“Houses and other things,” he told KFOR.

While he builds the model homes of his dreams, finding a real place to call home isn’t easy.

When we first met him, his siblings had found a permanent family but Landon had experienced two failed adoptions.

This year, more joy follows pain.

Dawson says everything with a potential third family has also been through.

“I don’t think it’s anyone’s fault. I just think we haven’t found the right family for him yet,” he said. “He’s facing some grief related to some disappointment but he’s a really strong kid.”

But no matter how strong, every child deserves a loving family.

Landon and Dawson both believe the family is still there.

“I am confident that with the right amount of love and support, Landon can succeed,” says Dawson. “Without a doubt, he deserves another chance.”

It is a child who does not give up hope of finding a place to call home.

Your best bet when it comes to adoption is to go ahead and start the process. It can take a few months to get approved. For all details, contact the DHS hotline at 1-800-376-9729 or visit Online.

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