LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11) - It's a challenge for any child to be in the foster care system.In spite of this difficult reality, Malik (2010) continues to remain exuberant and hopeful that he will have a forever family to call his own.
Malik is a friendly, outgoing and charming kid. He enjoys all kinds of sports and stated that he would like a family that will let him play organized sports including soccer, basketball and football.
Since Malik is so open and enthusiastic about everything, we decided to add hockey to his experience - LA Kings Hockey that is. With NHL Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille hosting the shoot, you know it was something extra special.
From a posh dinner at the San Manuel Club at Staples Center, to a behind the scenes look, to hob nobbing with the team from the penalty box during warm-ups, to choice seating and to a Zamboni ride, Malik got the first high point of his life. Not many could get "King" sized views of the team like Malik did.
While Malik had a great time with the Wednesday's Child Team and his social worker, in his heart of hearts, he wants to share moments like these with his own forever family.
In addition to sports, Malik also enjoys going out to the movies and riding his skateboard. While he's generally easygoing, Malik does struggle when he feels frustrated, especially with schoolwork. Malik has a great sense of humor and a good sense of self-awareness, and is always eager to help others.
Malik is young at heart and naturally is enthusiastic about everything he engages in and will certainly be just as enthusiastic about participating in the daily life of a permanent family.
Tune in to Wednesday's Child and then call to learn more about adoption at 1-866-921-ADOPT (2367).