“I decided when I get to be an older age I want to be an architect,” Mason tells Alan.
Hearing what goes into designing and creating a building was of interest to Mason. “I thought it was rather amazing because of all the things you have to do in architecture.”
This 15-year-old is well-mannered and very polite and enjoys the outdoors. “Mason is your typical teenage boy,” said Ashley Gipson with Child Protective Services.
“I like basically all types of sports and I like listening to music.”
Mason's life changed drastically about a year ago. The reason he is in foster care is not typical.
“It all started when my mom passed away and she died of a heart attack. I lived with her my whole life. That's the only person that knew me fully and completely, besides God of course,” explains Mason sadly.
Adding to his pain, Mason has been moved to several different foster homes, which means changing schools. “It's hard because you know one set of friends for so long and then you switch, like in just a split-second, and you have to make new friends all over again,” said Mason.
Mason has been through a lot in a short period of time. He needs an understanding family who can provide him with guidance, structure, stability and routine as he begins the next phase of his life.
Ashley said, “Just like a 1-year-old or a 2-year-old who needs a forever home, Mason needs a forever home also.”
To learn more about Mason, join Gillian Sheridan for her “Children are a Gift” report, Tuesday night on CBS 19 ten @ 10. You can also find information on CBS19.tv and tylerpaper.com.