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: http://www.icwrtc.org/wednesdays-child-1.
Nathaniel is a friendly, kind and engaging young man with a great sense of humor! He says that sometimes people call him "Nathan" but that he prefers his full name.
Nathaniel loves the outdoors and describes his ultimate vacation as a trip to Alaska, where he would "do lots of fishing, hunting, and hiking." According to Nathaniel, if he had his choice of where to live, it would be on a farm because he would love to learn to ride a horse!
Full of energy, this active guy also loves sports. Nathaniel is on the football team this season and would like to someday try out for the wrestling, basketball and track teams. When asked about what he would like to be when he grows up, Nathaniel was quick to reply that he one day hopes to be a police officer.
Nathaniel's team describes the best fit in an adoptive family for him as two parents who are calm, value routine and have a good balance between flexibility and structure in their home. Nathaniel does best in environments that are predictable to him and would thrive in a setting with parents who are able to be engaged, nurturing and playful. Nathaniel is open to the possibility of a family where he would have same aged or older siblings.
Finding an adoptive family who has an understanding of trauma informed parenting would be a tremendous benefit to Nathaniel as well. This sweet and deserving boy is excited and ready to be a part of a new family and a bright new future…could your family be just the one he has been dreaming about?
For more information on the Wednesday s Child Program in Idaho please visit, http://idahowednesdayschild.org/ or contact Shawn White via email, Swhite52@ewu.edu, or cell 208.488.8989 if you have specific questions.
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