Lorenzo Is A Resilient Young Man Seeking The Love And Safety Of Family

"I just hope and pray something happens."

Ashley Foster October 05, 2017
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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.

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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 http://ashleysfoster.blogspot.com/.


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