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Meet Kailub, a friendly and charming 11-year-old boy with startling brown eyes accented with long eyelashes. Kailub is of medium build and is very healthy. He can crack a joke and make someone laugh at any time. Kailub's wit can light up a room and spark conversations with others well beyond his years. Kailub is very smart and witty but has the innocence of a boy who wants to know about the world and is open to new experiences.
Kailub spends his free time playing his Nintendo DS, taking care of his pet lizard Spencer, building amazing Lego creations and participating in gymnastics. In addition to gymnastics his other favorite physical activities include riding his bike and swimming. He has also played baseball in the past. Most recently Kailub has expressed a strong interest in learning to play the violin and having opportunities for growth through other artistic endeavors. Those around Kailub feel he has particular strengths in building and an engineering career awaits him in the future; however Kailub currently has his eyes set on a career as a pet store owner. Either way, opening the doors of possibility and exploration towards whatever he chooses to do or be in life will go a long way in ensuring success with this young man.
Kailub's greatest joy in life is taking care of his pet lizard Spencer. Kailub has developed a strong sense of responsibility in his care for Spencer. As of late Kailub has been particularly interested in learning how to breed lizards and would like to learn how to build an incubator at home for this purpose. Kailub has been reading vigorously on this topic and projects such as this would be a fantastic opportunity for Kailub to not only build on his knowledge of animals but to strengthen his relationship with his adoptive parents.
Kailub can be affectionate and caring with the people he knows and loves. His face lights up when he sees someone he cares about and he will offer hugs. He enjoys communicating with adults. Kailub is very inquisitive and likes to know all about the world around him.
Kailub is a hearty eater with favorite foods being spinach orange chicken, chicken legs, candy (of course) cheeseburgers, and especially corn bread. But beware, as asparagus, celery (not even with peanut butter he adds) and raw tomatoes are likely to elicit the ''eww!'' face from Kailub.
Kailub has been let down by many adults over the years and it may take time for him to feel completely safe and attached to an adoptive family. Kailub needs parents who are willing to take the time to work with him and advocate for him. Kailub will enjoy an active family to play games and go places with. He will need creative interventions for his behaviors especially in the area of pro-social communication skills.
Kailub has stated a preference for a male/female two parent family. He openly expresses his desire to have a dad in his life as that has been a relationship absent from him his entire life. Those that know Kailub best agree that he would do best as an only child or at least being the youngest in a family system. If Kailub were to be the youngest in a sibling group, an age gap of a minimum three years between Kailub and the next oldest child would be ideal.
Kailub has stated he would like a family that will support him and his interest in animals. Specifically he would like to be adopted by a family open to him having a female bearded dragon lizard so Spencer can have a family as well. It appears that Kailub's participation in his adoption recruitment has extended to Spencer as well!
Kailub's humor, pleasant disposition and charm would be a great addition to any family willing to give him the love and attention he desires, and deserves.
Kailub is available for adoption through the State of Oregon. To learn more about him, 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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