'As long as it's a family that would show love and be there for me': A 17-year-old orphan says he doesn't want to go into adulthood alone

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"Someone to help you and be there for you..."
"Someone to help you and be there for you..."

We're sure this story of US-based teen is one that the more than 2 million orphans in South Africa can relate to. 

He's been living in a shelter since he was 12-years-old, and now at 17, Haven is looking at the military for a future career. 

Despite this, the young man is still hoping he won't have to enter adulthood without a family

While taking a tour of the Oklahoma Army National Guard, Haven spoke with news journalist about his dream family. 

"Someone to help you and be there for you... not just going into [life] all blind," he said adding that he didn't really care about specifics. 

"As long as it's a family that would show love and be there for me," he said. 

Watch Haven talk life and future hopes in the video below:

 

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