A Place to Call Home: Meet basketball fan Eddie

There are thousands of foster children in Michigan are looking for a forever family.

FOX 2 wants you to meet a young man who is just looking for a place to call home.

Every palace needs a prince, including the Palace of Auburn Hills. So one special young man put on his baseball gear and became prince of the Palace.

Meet Eddie. He's 14 years old and loves basketball. So Kevin Grigg, the vice president of public relations for the Detroit Pistons, took him on an exclusive tour that  left Eddie in complete awe.

Every prince needs a throne so Eddie makes himself comfortable in his favorite player Andre Drummond's seat.

"He sits right here?" Eddie asks.

"Right here," Grigg said.

On the way to the next stop, he tests his basketball knowledge. He got to meet Adonis Thomas, a member of the Pistons' developmental league affiliate the Grand Rapids Drive.

"You always play basketball?" Thomas asks.

"Yes, it's my favorite sport," Eddie said.

Thomas gives Eddie some tricks of the trade. Eddie proves to be a fast learner - from dribbling to drills, they do it all.

But things get tough when Eddie tries to shoot from the 3 three-point line.

"I'm going to make it," he said.

Eddie is determined to make that shot but even more determined to find a forever family.

"He's just waited a long time for a family," said Danelle Stiffler, his case worker. "And he is really hoping someone is going to come forward for him soon."

His dream family?

"I know Eddie would like a two-parent home, a mom and a dad" Stiffler said. "But he's also open to single parents. I think it would be great for Eddie to have a male figure, whether it's an older brother, or an older father, or someone within that family network."

And of course a family who supports his love of sports.

"I would like to be able to play for some sports teams and stuff," he said.

And before the day is done, Eddie scores a three-point shot and now, he's really hoping to score the perfect forever family.

Contact the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange by CLICKING HERE or call the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at 800-589-6273.


  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories you may be interested in - includes Advertiser Stories