Nineteen-year-old Justice Henry says hope is what gets him out of bed every morning.
“You always have to have hope,” Henry of the Bronx, New York, tells PEOPLE. “Even when it’s hard to see it, you need to believe in it.”
Henry is just one of 1,300 kids waiting to be adopted in New York City. Additionally, there are more than 700 kids on the verge of aging out of the foster care system.
“People say I’m unadoptable,” says Henry. “But I disagree. It’s never to late to have someone in your life who you can call family.”