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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:

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Chris (CJ)


Having just turned twelve, CJ loves to spend his time playing video games, building with LEGO, playing Pokemon cards with friends, and riding his bike. He enjoys spending time outdoors, especially if that activity includes animals. He recently rode a horse for the first time and thought it was "awesome!" CJ would really like to have a dog of his own someday.

CJ has a lot of energy that is often supplied by his two favorite foods: pizza and ice cream! Described as an outgoing boy, he enjoys spending time one-on-one with the adults in his life. He has a younger sister and brother with whom he'd like to keep in contact with after his adoption.

This young man has experienced significant loss in his life and needs a single parent or couple who can be patient with him as he learns to trust again. He has been in foster care for two years and has made a tremendous amount of progress during that time. He would do best in a family where he can be the youngest child and would benefit from having older siblings who might be his mentors.

CJ understands what it means to be adopted and looks forward to the time when he will have a family of his own. He might benefit from contact with siblings who live in Southeast Idaho.

CJ has developmental delays and considerable challenges that will take above-average advocacy and access to community resources. Yet despite the hard work that may be ahead, he is a kind and caring boy who could bring love and joy to parents who know the meaning of unconditional love.

To find out more about Chris (CJ), call the Idaho CareLine number, 1-800-926-2588. In Idaho you can dial 2-1-1. You may be asked to provide this reference number: 30225.

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