HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — CBS 4 is committed to helping great children find wonderful homes with our 4ever Family program.
Meet 12-year-old Israel.
Israel is a sweet, loving, child who is very helpful and very responsible for his age. He also likes to chat and carry on a conversation with people.
During a chat with his Adoption Caseworker, he was asked a few questions about what he wanted a future forever family to know about him… what he likes to do in his leisure time, Israel replied, “ride on four-wheelers, ride my bike, and run.” When asked what he wanted to be when he grows up, Israel says, “an architect.” The question of what he would wish for in addition to a forever family, he replied, “A lot of Nerf toys, money, and popcorn.”
As classes have already started, Israel was asked – what is your favorite subject, he was quick to respond “Math”… out of the classroom, he says he is a fan of playing soccer and basketball.
Israel is a big fan of family pets and hopes his future forever family will have a family dog, or allow him to have a dog of his own, and like many children his age, Israel also enjoys watching movies, drawing, playing, and X-BOX games.
Israel’s Adoption Caseworker says he would do well with a family who is active, fun, & outgoing and looks forward to finding a forever family who will help and support make all his dreams & future goals a reality.
If you think you could be Israel’s forever family for this sibling group, or for another Texas child, you can log onto the web at www.adoptchildren.org or call 1-800-233-3405 to learn more about the foster/adoption process, you can also find the web links to the statewide online Informational meetings, as they are the first step in the foster to adopt process.
Basic Adoption Requirements
The prospective foster/adoptive parents may be single or married and must:
- be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible mature adults,
- complete an application (staff will assist you, if you prefer),
- share information regarding their background and lifestyle,
- provide relative and non-relative references,
- show proof of marriage and/or divorce (if applicable),
- agree to a home study which includes visits with all household members,
- allow staff to complete a criminal history background check and an abuse/neglect check on all adults in the household, and attend free training to learn about issues of abused and neglected children.