“Someone gave me some fish stuff and I started to collect and get some more and I got a fishing pole and then I started to fish,” Kyle explained putting another piece of bait on his hook.
If it involves being outside, that's where you'll usually find Kyle. “[I like] hunting, fishing, sports, video games, really anything that involves video games or outdoors.”
Kyle's CASA worker, Scott Lewis, says, “He's very intelligent. He's very bright. He has a good sense of humor. He has a good sense of adventure.”
“He prefers a smaller school setting. He definitely prefers public over some of the charter schools he's been in,” said Lewis.
Kyle generally gets along well with others, but is quiet and reserved at first. Lewis says, “It takes a couple of weeks to kind of test the waters. As with anybody, kind of like the new kid at school on the first day. It just takes a while to see how things are going to go.”
His lack of trust, comes from spending years in and out of foster care beginning at age 2.
“I've been in foster care my whole life,” he said.
Confidence that will come with time and unconditional love. “Just someone who's not going to be there for a couple weeks and then move on or send him on his way. Structure's good, but a forever family is going to have to have some flexibility and patience,” said Lewis.
Bringing out a personality in a young boy who is enthusiastic, playful and fun.
“He's just an all around good guy. You know, he's just an All-American kind of kid,” says Lewis.
To learn more about Kyle, 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. To inquire about a child call 903-533-4109.