Lorenzo lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. At 18 years old, what he wants more than anything in the world is to have a permanent family. He understands that once you turn 18 you don’t stop growing and learning. Lorenzo wants a loving family to share his life with. Speaking of adoption he said, “It may be just a piece of paper, but to me, it’s so much more than that.”

Lorenzo has plans to attend college and become a mechanical engineer. He finds robotics and history particularly interesting. He has spent time researching WWII.

“March 1, 2007 is when my mom died,” he said. “I didn’t have anyone to talk to and I was scared out of my mind. I didn’t know what was going to happen.”

This isn’t his first time being featured on the news. In a 2015 Wednesday’s Child interview, he said, “I moved around so much I don’t even know what to call home.” As he embarks on the journey of adulthood, he still yearns for a family to call his own. He decided to do another feature, saying, “I just hope and pray something happens.”

Lorenzo describes himself as “pretty resilient,” adding that “it takes a lot to even get me irritated.”

Lorenzo is currently available for adoption through the Utah Adoption Exchange at 801-265-0444.

Watch his Wednesday’s Child feature on KSL.com.

The Utah Office of The Adoption Exchange provides resources, referrals, support, advocacy, and education for those interested in adoption. The Exchange aims to find safe, loving forever homes for kids in the foster care system. There are hundreds of children eligible for adoption and are waiting for a family. In conjunction with the Division of Child and Family Services they are offering post-adoption resources and support.