Wednesday's Child

Wednesday's Child: Scotty

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- When Scotty and I met at a cafe in John's Landing, he had flown in from a small town in northeast Oregon -- the first time he had ever been on a plane.

Scotty is a 17-year-old high school junior who has been in foster care most of his life. When asked how many foster homes he's been in, he said, "50 or more."

In truth, Scotty has only lived in around 5 placements. But to him, the changes and loss he has been through feels bigger than reality. 

He would love to find an adoptive family, a forever home. Sometimes he loses hope but he hangs on.

Imagine being 17 and never really feeling like you have ever had a family you can call your own. Scotty is a very special young man who is thoughtful and kind.

Scotty is Wednesday's Child for February 7, 2018.

For more information, call the Oregon Foster Care and Adoption Line: 1.800.331.0503.


More Stories

Meet the Team

  • The KOIN 6 News Team
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

  • KOIN hosts Governor's debate
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

    KOIN hosts Governor's debate

    Oregon governor candidates answer kids questions on October 2

    Read More »
  • KOIN 6 Email Alerts
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

    KOIN 6 Email Alerts

    Breaking news, headlines, weather, contests - right in your inbox

    Read More »
  • KOIN transmission info
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

    KOIN transmission info

    KOIN 6 is changing transmission frequencies on June 1, 2018

    Read More »

Latest News - Local

Video Center