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ArkLaTex Angel -- Jacob

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ArkLaTex Angel Jacob is surrounded by his coaches for a day, Jalan West (left) and Marvin Frazier. ArkLaTex Angel Jacob is surrounded by his coaches for a day, Jalan West (left) and Marvin Frazier.
NATCHITOCHES, La. (KTBS) -

Being 9-years-old is a tough; you are still a kid but want to be a teenager. Growing up in foster homes and trying to find a forever family makes this ArkLaTex Angel, Jacob, wiser beyond his years.

He might not be very tall, but Jacob, 9, can rule to basketball court. He showed off his skills during a private camp with two Northwestern State University Demon basketball players.

But it was Jacob's thoughts on sportsmanship that impressed us.

"If you lose, it's OK," he said. "If you win, don't say, 'We won! We won! You lost!' Just have fun with it."

Jacob has fun doing just about anything, even learning. He enjoys several different subjects in school.

"Math because you get to do time tables," Jacob explained. "Science, there's a lot of questions on the scientists and that's what I like. Social studies, you have to look up the definitions."

This bright 3rd grader understands his situation in Louisiana's adoptive program. He would like to find a forever family, and knows what will be the right family for him.

"I would like to find a family that's real nice, who has a Play Station or Xbox. And if they have a son, that would be alright. If they have a daughter, not going to be alright… If your sister cries—that's what I don't like about sisters: they cry too much."

A typical 9-year-old boy, who's birthday is next month. Maybe next year, Jacob can celebrate with a family who loves him.

If you're interested in learning more about Jacob or other children up for adoption, in our area, you can contact the Department of Children and Family Services at (318)676-7100.

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