SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Jordan turns 10-years-old next month and the best birthday gift he could receive is finding a forever family.
And the need is urgent because Jordan is living in an emergency children's shelter right now and is hoping that his next move will be his last.
Jordan was reluctant, at first, to be featured once again on Adopt 8.
Just six months ago, we profiled Jordan and his three siblings who were all looking for a home.
Jordan says his teacher told the class to watch the Adopt 8 story that weekend as a show of support, but the kind gesture backfired when a group of kids made fun of him for being a foster kid.
“They kept saying, ‘ha you're foster, we're not, because our families don't hit us and be rude to us, they're always nice.’ They kept laughing and kept saying oh.. Ha ha,” said Jordan.
“For kids that age, it's really hard, because they don't want anyone to know they're in foster care, because kids are cruel. Sometimes they can say things that they don't even know how deep that hurts for kids,” said Nicole Espinosa, a protective services worker. “It's hard enough for kids to be in foster care. Then, when kids make fun of them for being in foster care, it's not okay.”
We assured Jordan that none of the other kids at the emergency children's shelter, where he is living right now, would have access to the news.
Jordan then agreed to let us share his story on Adopt 8, once again, because he knows it could help him find a forever home. And it was so heartwarming to see Jordan's smile shine through, just a couple minutes into our game of smashball.
“Jordan is a really active boy, he's super athletic, loves to play soccer, surf, loves any kind of video games,” Espinosa continued.
Jordan and his siblings spent two years with a loving foster family. But it's challenging to find one forever home to take in four kids. So, the decision was made to separate the children, who have all endured a lot of trauma.
“They love each other as siblings, it's just, it's just hard. It's hard to live together when you remind each other of some bad things that happened,” Espinosa said.
Jordan needs a forever family that can give him the one-on-one attention and the carefree childhood he deserves.
“I just want a family where I can play. Be a kid, have fun. Play, play, play, play,” explained Jordan.
“Right now he's in an emergency shelter, so he needs a home as soon as possible,” said Espinosa
If you are interested in adopting or becoming a foster family, please call 1-877-I-ADOPT-U.
CBS News 8 would also like to thank Deborah Divis for taking the heart gallery photos featured in the video.