'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
He's been in foster care since the age of 12, and even now, while on the cusp of adulthood, Haven says he still needs a family.
"Someone to help you and be there for you..."
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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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