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Meet Micah


Do you like ribs? Do you have a sweet tooth? Then you need to meet Micah, an active 14-year-old Tennessean, who loves sports, and wouldn’t mind getting onto a wrestling or boxing team. And yes, he loves to cook.

“My uncle was a chief and taught me how to cook. I enjoy cooking and know how to slow cook ribs with my own special seasoning, and I can also make desserts.”

His two favorite sports are football and baseball. He plays catcher and third baseman for his junior high school. When he’s not playing sports or swimming in the local creek, Micah is rooting for his favorite teams -- the Giants and Florida Gators -- playing video games, or listening to music.

His favorite video games are Call of Duty: Black Ops and Grand Theft Auto. When Micah is listening to rap, he enjoys listening to J. Cole. Micah also enjoys dressing nicely and likes to wear his Nike’s and Jordan’s.

At one point, Micah was active in his local church and says he would like to return to church regularly.

Micah is looking for a forever family, preferably near his home county of Benton, who would be open to Micah continuing his relationship with his older brother.

“Micah is an average teenager. He is extremely active; Micah needs a family that can be active with him since sports are important to him right now,” his caseworker said.

Ideally, Micah says he prefers “a younger family, one that can be active with me. I wouldn’t mind siblings.”

Learn More

All across Tennessee, the Department of Children’s Services is looking for special families who can open their homes to kids like Micah.

Email Joi Mosley,  Micah’s permanency specialist at the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services or call  (931) 503-3263.

You can also visit to learn more about Micah.