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Editor's Note: Window on the Clearwater has joined the Wednesday's Child network to help spread the word about children that are waiting for families to give them the loving care that they need. Each Wednesday we will profile a different child. For more information about Wednesday's Child and how you can be involved check the web site at:


Age 13

DJ is a thoughtful young man who loves to cook and one day hopes to go to Culinary School and become an amazing Chef! His favorite foods include chili, pizza and tacos and when he's not in the kitchen, DJ also likes to go swimming, fishing, camping and hiking. While sometimes a little quiet and shy at first, if you engage him in a craft project, particularly Origami, DJ is sure to open up to you and let you see what a fun, caring and nurturing person he truly is. DJ dreams of one day traveling to Japan to see their world-renowned Origami festival!

DJ would love it if his new family liked to play board games like Life, Chess, Checkers or card games. If board games aren't your thing, DJ looks forward to playing basketball or football with you. His favorite teams are the Boise State Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons. DJ also enjoys playing video games like Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart. He likes Rap music and the Imagine Dragons and is interested in trying to learn to play the harmonica. DJ is kind and loves animals and is very protective of the important people in his life.

DJ relates really well with the strong male role models in his life. His Permanency Team is searching for either a traditional couple, a single Dad or a family with two Dads. Although the ultimate fit for DJ would be a family where he could be the only child- if your family has other children in the home, being the oldest child in the home would be a great fit for him as well. Having some experience or knowledge of how trauma, grief and loss can impact children who come from hard places would greatly benefit your relationship with DJ. A family who values connections and can help DJ maintain and navigate his ongoing relationships with some of his biological family members would go a long way towards helping him to transition successfully into his new family setting. DJ is looking forward to finally finding his very own Forever Family as soon as possible! If you think that family may be you, please inquire about DJ today.

Idaho Wednesday's Child would love to extend a huge Thank You to Chef Nate and his staff at The Tower Grill in Nampa for giving DJ the wonderful opportunity to be a "chef for a day!"

For more information on the Wednesday s Child Program in Idaho please visit, or contact Shawn White via email,, or cell 208.488.8989 if you have specific questions.

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