Ashton is an Adventurous 5-Year-Old Who Needs a Family to Call His Own

This happy, upbeat kid loves to eat Spaghetti-O’s, and he wants to be a police officer when he grows up.

Ashley Foster October 11, 2017
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Ashton is an incredibly sweet 5-year-old boy from Oklahoma City. He is always up for an adventure. He loves trains and motorcycles. He just wants to play and is not too particular about what it is he plays with. Ashton is satisfied with toys, video games, and imaginative play. This happy, upbeat kid loves to eat Spaghetti-O’s, and he wants to be a police officer when he grows up. “They send the bad guys to jail. That’s what a policeman does,” he says.

Ashton was taken into state custody and placed in the foster care system when he was just two years old. Manny Dawson, a child welfare specialist for DHS, is trying to find a permanent placement for him now, while he’s young and still has a shot at having a traditional life. Ashton is still too young fully understand his situation, but he’s old enough to know he wants a family.

Watch Ashton’s feature video on 

To speak to someone regarding placement for Ashton, you can call (405)767-2955 or visit

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Ashley Foster

Ashley Foster is a freelance writer. She is a wife and mother of two currently residing in Florida. She loves taking trips to the beach with her husband and sons. As an infant, she was placed with a couple in a closed adoption. Ashley was raised with two sisters who were also adopted. In 2016, she was reunited with her biological family. She advocates for adoptees' rights and DNA testing for those who are searching for family. Above all, she is thankful that she was given life. You can read her blog at

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