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Jacksonville's Children: James

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Updated: 5/24/2013 6:33 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Six years ago, 5-year old James didn’t have to look far for adoption. His case worker stepped up and offered to be his family.

"She was just like my mom," James said.

He was taken into foster care and listed for adoption because of neglect. James thought his days of foster were over thanks to acase worker-turned adopted mom.

James who’s now 11-tells me he never felt so protected or loved. He had the best time with her.

“She stood up for me a lot, she did a lot of nice stuff.”

But their time together would be short. His adopted mom died suddenly last spring. James is now back in foster care.

While James is just happy to have known her and call her family, James says he knows he won’t ever meet another mom like the one who adopted him. However, he’s ready again for adoption.

"I've always wanted to know what it would be like to have a dad," said James.

James would like to have a man his life to teach him things he’s always been curious about. Cars, fishing, hunting.

This middle-schooler is ready for new adventures, new friends and family, while still honoring the woman who loved him first.

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