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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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Age: 10

"My name is Casey and I am 10 years old. I would like dogs and horses for pets. I have lived on a farm and I like outdoor chores. I like fishing, fishing and FISHING! Oh, and playing catch [baseball], basketball, and I really like cars.

"I would like a mom and dad that are nice and like to play with kids. I really want to not move anymore and have a family for always. I would like brothers and sisters who will ride horses with me. I also like playing my guitar and want to learn more songs. I want a mom and dad who like to hug and spend time with me."

Casey is bottomless pit of boyish energy, yet he can focus on tasks that require fine motor skills, as well. His caseworker describes him as an artistic child who loves one-on-one attention and lots of hugs. He is content when he is busy, especially with outdoor interests.

As Casey continues to develop into a young man, he needs strong individuals in his life that understand the effects of abuse and neglect. He needs the one-on-one focus and altruistic interest of folks who can delay their own need for love and value the benefit of small changes as Casey steps toward major progress. A parent could succeed with Casey more readily by following corrective words with 3-4 positive observations.

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Casey's adoption team will be looking for a parent (s) who will be sophisticated enough to access the professional resources needed for continued growth. He would benefit from educational and behavioral supports in the classroom and home settings. Casey's continued progress depends upon stable parents with lots of parenting savvy.

If you are a single parent or stable couple with abundant skills, you could assist in teaching Casey more appropriate social and behavioral skills. A family where Casey can be the only child or with older children who can provide positive role models would be the best match for this dynamic young man.

To find out more about Casey, 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: 30213.

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