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Waiting Child: Cooking with Donnie

Keith Taylor and Donnie spent the day getting a cooking lesson from Chef Michael Yip, an instructor at Tulsa Technology Center for the last 15 years. (KTUL)

Keith Taylor and Donnie spent the day getting a cooking lesson from Chef Michael Yip, an instructor at Tulsa Technology Center for the last 15 years.

"I really enjoyed the experience. It was really fun learning how to make stir fry." Donnie said, "A couple of times I dropped something but it was really fun."

For 16-year-old Donnie, cooking isn't just fun it also helps him relax. "Cooking is more of a stress reliever to me. If I'm ever sad or upset I just go cooking and it makes me feel like I can express myself with my food." Donnie told Tulsa's Channel 8 he one day sees himself owning his own restaurant. "I want to own a restaurant and be a therapist at the same time."

Donnie is multi-talented. In addition to cooking, Donnie likes singing opera and enjoys rap music.

When it comes to a forever family, Donnie knows what he wants. "I need parents that are there for me all of the time. Emotionally and physically. If I need them to be here at a cooking tournament or an audition, I need them there to support me emotionally at the same time to be there all the time."

If you’re interested in adopting Donnie or any of the children we’ve features on Waiting Child, call 800-376-9729.

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