Wednesday's Child - Ashton

"So guess that means that you're not afraid of heights then," the rock climbing instructor asked Ashton.

"Used to," Ashton said. "But now I'm not."

Always looking up: that's how 11-year-old Ashton lives life.

He's a fifth grader who's reaching for more. More knowledge:

"Science, math, reading, social studies," Ashton said of his favorite subjects in school.

More freedom:

"More privileges," said Ashton of what he's looking forward to about middle school.

More creativity:

"I just draw for fun," Ashton said on what he likes to do after school.

And more family:

"Hang out with my sisters and brothers," said Ashton when asked about why he wants to find a forever family.

Because sometimes a kid needs a little help to keep going.

Ashton's searching for a family to share the highs and lows of his day every day. A family to help him get where he's going--a soft place to land.

"Because I can go home with my real family," Ashton said, "with my brothers and sisters."

If you're interested in adopting Ashton or any of our Wednesday's Children, call Voices for Children at (979) 822-9700.