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.idahowednesdayschild.org/.
Kodie, Dustin & Kane
These three fun-loving, playful siblings share an enthusiasm for many things, including horseback riding and being outdoors. They deserve a family that will provide them with a sense of security and belonging and can offer a steady, loving parenting style.
"Hi, I'm Kodie. I like to read books by Janet Oke. I like pepperoni and cheese pizza, and tuna fish casserole. On a perfect day, I'd spend my time playing outside. I like to study the Bible at night during story time. I'd like to become a part of a family that likes to go camping and ride horses."
Kodie is a joyful ten-year-old girl who loves to play with her girlfriends. A gifted fourth-grader, Kodie is an avid reader, currently reading at a tenth-grade level. She loves to bake and thrives on quality time with mom. Kodie is quite fond of a family cat she named Meow Meow . She hopes to have a pet of her own in her new family.
Kodie's desires for a family include a mom and dad that enjoy doing things with their kids (especially baking and sewing with mom). She wants parents that will honor how important her spiritual life is to her.
In order to protect her younger brothers, Kodie played the role of "mom" to them. Her foster mom states that in her adoptive home, Kodie wants to feel secure enough to let go and be a kid.
A family that understands loss and can demonstrate patience and understanding during Kodie's transition into a new home will soon win her affection. She also needs a family that can delay their own need to be loved and allow Kodie to function on her own timeline. She's had many disappointments.
Imagine being a ten-year-old girl who's well-bonded to her three-year-old sister, yet needs a permanent family for herself and her two brothers. If you understand the value of that connection, and will help Kodie maintain it, please don't delay in submitting your homestudy. An adoption team is waiting to hear from families who will understand a "take charge" sister, but are also able to show patience as she transitions into her pre-teen years and focuses on friendships.
"Hi, I'm Dustin. I like to play basketball and throw a football. I also like soccer, gymnastics, swimming, and dancing. I like to go horseback riding and want to become a bucking-horse rider when I grow up. I like taking pictures with a camera. I also like math. I would like a family with a dad that's willing to spend time with me, like throwing the football and playing X-Box with me."
Dustin is an active eight-year-old boy who lists his favorite animals as bears, cheetahs, tigers, and mountain lions. He says he has a best friend, Julius, who would say that Dustin is a really nice friend. What he likes about his brother and sister is that they let him in their room!
Dustin's foster mom says he is a very bright child who will do well in a home with secure boundaries.
"Hi, I'm Kane. People call me 'Cowboy Kane' because I have a hat and boots. I love to ride horses and go sledding with my brother and sister. They are really nice to me! I took sunglasses to show and tell. I taught myself how to ride a bike without training wheels!"
Kane is a five-year-old animal lover who loves cattle, and especially horses. His foster mom states that animals have been therapeutic for Kane. She describes Kane as bright and quite a thinker-a boy who loves to sit and contemplate the world when he's outside. His sister says he's a happy child. When he was a baby, she came into the room and he was staring at the curtains and laughing until his sides shook. He makes her laugh, too!
Kane has a few emotional hurts that need TLC and require a family with lots of patience and firm boundaries.
The children's adoption team will be looking for a family with no children, or a family in which Kane could be the youngest. A family with older kids that could serve as a mentor to Kodie could have a very positive affect on her.
The children have a three year-old sister who lives in southwest Idaho. They must maintain contact with her if they are to believe in relationships that last, including the one with their new parents! Could you nurture that sibling bond by facilitating contact between the siblings? Please call the Idaho CareLine to find out how to submit your home study. These children need a family now!
To find out more about Kodie, Dustin & Kane, 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: 30252.
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