NWAE got a chance to see Caleb thrive in his favorite environment... outside!
“He has a great sense of humor. He is one of the wittiest kids I know.”
There are people in Caleb’s life that have known him for a long time and can speak to his character in a genuine way. Caleb is friendly and able to make real connections with people in his life. He enjoys a good conversation, whether with adults, peers, or his family. He gets along really well with other kids and is sociable and welcoming. Some of Caleb’s favorite activities include playing with his remote control cars, riding his bike, listening to music, and organizing things. He is also loves spending time outside, especially going on long walks, which is a daily occurrence. Caleb also has a deep appreciation for old appliances and loves to take them apart – he can spend long hours occupying himself that way. Recently, Caleb decided to attempt to make his own shoes with wheels on them by deconstructing a skateboard and attaching to his sneakers. It didn’t quite work as well as he hoped, but the experiment really speaks to how innovative Caleb can be.
Caleb consistently expresses his appreciation for a nurturing family. He enjoys his current foster home; where he is able to build relationships with adults who give him time and attention. The people in Caleb’s life build trust by showing interest in his preferred activities, engaging in conversation with him, and acknowledging his questions and ideas. Caleb has also identified music as the most effective way to calm himself. Music provides Caleb with a way to relax. Caleb is also great with following through. If he is asked to do something, there is no question it will happen. “His intention is always to make his family happy.”
Caleb is also an “animal whisperer.” A home where he can stretch out and have plenty of space to play outside with the household pets would be truly ideal for him.
Currently in the 8th grade, Caleb does best in a small classroom setting. He is able to stay on track in the classroom with mentors and teachers who take an interest in his education. He does a great job in his classes and enjoys school.
Caleb's social worker takes families beyond the written profile and shares three of her very favorite things about Caleb.
Besides his tinkering habits, Caleb really enjoys getting out and being active. He doesn’t have much fear when it comes to trying new adventurous sports. He loves to climb any and everything and also likes the chance to get out and explore on his bike or skates. Anything outdoorsy is high on Caleb’s list of favorite things.
Caleb really wants to be adopted! Caleb would do well in any size family, with siblings, or without. As aforementioned, Caleb really likes animals and would love to live in a home with pets.
Caleb also has a relationship with his biological brother Tobias that is really significant to him. An adoptive family who will consider adopting both kids together, or who will support this relationship and be supportive of them spending lots of time together would be a great fit for both Caleb and Tobias.
Caleb got together with his brother Tobias for a Wednesday's Child video. These videos are courtesy of KXLY 4 News, and because the video is hosted by KXLY, an ad may play before viewing.
Caleb will value a family who is nurturing, patient, calm, and good-humored. Caleb is sensitive and responds well to parental intimacy. A family who can provide him with a lifelong home and a lot of love would be the best thing for him. A home with a consistent daily routine and lots of one-on-one parental time and attention would also be great.
Portraits by Chris Lui.