Young Boy Needs A Safe, Forever Home
Typical of most young boys, James likes video games. He's a playful and energetic young man who enjoys spending time outside.
"I like fishing, having camp fires, playing games and I like going swimming and building things." He's goes on to say, "I like rock climbing. I like dodge ball and I like paint ball."
James is in the fifth-grade and will need some extra help with school. He's interested in science and dinosaurs. He's described as "inquisitive and imaginative."
"When I grow up I would like to be a police officer."
This young boy has spent almost five years in foster care. "It's been o.k. and it feels like I am in a real family," said James.
But he would like to be in a forever family. "I don't want to keep moving from place to place because when I make friends at one foster family I have to leave and I have to leave my friends behind which is hard to do."
Because of a lot of trauma in his past, James will need time to trust again. "When I first meet new people I am shy, but the longer I am with them the more I warm up to them and feel safe around them."
Kim Rhodes with Child Protective Services said, "He seems so scared to me. It's going to be really important for a family to help him and for him to be able to function in the future in a positive way. He just needs someone willing to stick with him through dealing with all that trauma."
James has made a lot of progress in his behavior while in foster care and the right family could help him reach his full potential. James said, "A family that would love me and take care of me."
To learn more about James, 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.