Editor's Note: Window on the Clearwater recently 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/.
Robert & Elvis
An adoption team is seeking one family to adopt these two handsome brothers. They deserve a skilled single parent or couple with a deep respect for the bond between siblings. Robert and Elvis are fun-loving, active boys who need structure, unshakeable commitment and an understanding of child survivors. This week we will feature Robert and next week Elvis.
Age: almost 10
"My name is Robert and I'm almost 10 years old. I have a younger brother who I stick up for and who will never be away from me. I love ice cream and chocolate is my favorite. I like amusement parks and especially roller coasters. I love to go camping and I really like climbing trees. I like art and reading in school. I love swimming and would like to live in a family with older brothers and sisters, and Elvis, of course."
It is obvious upon meeting Robert that he is a wonderful big brother and an all-around good kid. Robert is interested in model building, art and skate boarding. His social worker describes him as creative and physically active. She also states that he is affectionate and sensitive to the needs of others.
Robert is a resilient survivor. He is currently learning through counseling to express his feelings. A single parent or team who is willing to assist Robert in his continued growth, through counseling and other resources, would benefit from having this child in their home. The ability to provide consistent boundaries and appropriate supervision is necessary in order for Robert to learn more appropriate coping skills. Having knowledge of the physical manifestations of stress would also be a needed skill for assisting Robert in dealing with past trauma.
If you have effective parenting skills and are ready to share in Robert's continued development, you could be what he dreams of for his brother and himself.
For more information on Robert and Elvis, call the Idaho CareLine at 1-800-926-2588. Inside Idaho you can dial 2-1-1. You may need to reference the following reference numbers respectively: 30210 (Robert) and 30211 (Elvis).
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