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Age: 11

"My name is Skyler, and I love football. I want to be a superstar in the NFL and play for my favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys. I love playing sports. I also like to play Xbox, but mostly, I like doing things outdoors. I want a family that likes to go camping and fishing. I've never been hunting, but I would like to do that, too. I would also really like to ride a dirt bike some day. My favorite subjects in school are P.E. and Math."

"Another thing I would like in a family is good cooking. I'd like any kind of food. Maybe like Golden Corral, so I can choose what I want."

This young man is very reserved and more serious, but he does like to laugh and has a great sense of humor. Sometimes, it just takes a while for him to warm up before the funny side of him shows. Before you know it, he'll surprise you with a backflip off a wall.

Skyler's caseworker describes him as a very good kid with no real behavior problems. He does tend to be a follower, and he looks up to, and is influenced by, his big brother, with whom he would like to maintain contact. His brother is very supportive of Skyler finding a family. The hope is that with a family and some space, Skyler can find himself and figure out who he is and what he wants.

Though he is a year behind in school, Skyler gets good grades. He may, however, need some help in this area to keep the grades up. His foster parents keep him motivated in school with the reward of playing sports like football and wrestling.

Skyler would do well with older or younger siblings. He has expressed a desire to be the oldest child, which would help him feel more responsible. Either a single parent or couple would be fine for him, as long as the parent(s) can provide the support he needs. He would like to stay within reasonable distance of Southeast Idaho so he can keep in contact with his older brother and grandparents, as well as his current foster parents, who have been a very significant influence and support.

This young man is close to reaching his teen years and really needs parents who can guide him through this important part of his life. His potential is tremendous, and with the right support, there is no limit to what Skyler can do. His sense of humor and quiet nature await the family ready to make Skyler a part of the family. If you are willing and able to be there for Skyler, call the CareLine today.

Portrait by Barb from Barb Bergeson Studio Gallery

To find out more about Skyler, adoption or becoming a foster parent, email the Idaho CareLine or call 1-800-926-2588. In Idaho you can dial 2-1-1. You may be asked to provide this reference number: 30419.You may be asked to provide this reference number: 30400.

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