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Age: 10

Profile and portrait provided by A Family For Every Child.

Skyler is a particularly charming little man with an infectious smile. He is very outgoing and will engage others immediately upon meeting them, dazzling them with his articulate and animated conversation. Skyler is very bright and often asks to be challenged, even when working with his incentive program. He is a voracious reader and almost always has his nose in an adventure book. He loves to be outside climbing, exploring or shooting hoops.

Skyler has a younger half brother named Riley, whom he lived with periodically throughout his life. Most recently, Riley attended a big birthday bash for Skyler, along with all of the other extended birth relatives and they had a wonderful time. When they lived together, their relationship was challenging at times. Living apart, they have learned to appreciate each others uniqueness. Riley definitely has a special place in Skyler's heart, and having contact with him as they grow up, will be very important to him.

Skyler needs the comfort that a structured environment and unconditional acceptance can provide. He needs a parent who has unending patience to help him to sort out strong feelings and someone who is strong enough to make him feel protected. Skyler will need the support of a family therapist to help him to adjust and bond to his new family. He will do well in a home where he will be challenged academically and behaviorally. Because of Skyler's behavior challenges in the past, he would do best in a home as the youngest or as an only child, giving him an opportunity to that wonderful unique child he is. For a family like this, Skyler will be a wonderful son, full of energy, surprises and laughter.

Skyler is available for adoption through the State of Oregon. To find out more about adoption or becoming a foster parent, email the Idaho CareLine or call 1-800-926-2588. In Idaho you can dial 2-1-1.

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