Foster Family Sheds Light on Project Zero Amid Tragic Loss

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, Ark. (KNWA) -- A Northwest Arkansas family is making it their mission to bring awareness to foster care children.

Project Zero is a nonprofit that matches children in foster care to families that are ready to adopt. For the Bosch family, that's how they found their son, Raymond.

"Raymond had been in foster care since he was 6 years old and he had 24 different placements over 10 years. On his memorial we figured out the days there were 3292 days that he was in foster care," said Steve Bosch, his father. "I mean this is a child that 10 years in the foster care system he finds a forever family and he looks at me and he goes we really have nothing to complain about and I'm like, son you're exactly right."

On May 13, Mothers day, Raymond's life was cut short after drowning in Beaver Lake. His family is now left with memories of the 16-year-old who had just been adopted just 5 months ago.

"I've never seen so much support in a community as I have over the last two weeks," said Melissa Bosch.

But Raymond's story doesn't end here. There are 375 children still waiting to find their forever family.

"I think the kids just need a chance, they just need to know that they're loved, all these kids all they want is a family that's going to love them unconditionally," said Steve Bosch.

Project Zero changed their lives and the Bosch family hopes it will also open doors for the other children in the state.

"To all those waiting kids that -- write your own story, you don't have to live in the negative and you can find hope and just wait a little longer and write your story in a positive light, find the happiness."

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