Children Are A Gift: Jackson - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Children Are A Gift: Jackson

Posted: Updated:
Jackson Jackson
  • CBS19.tv Web ExclusivesMore>>

  • Web Exclusive: Rob Lowe is getting "sharky" for a TV network

    Web Exclusive: Rob Lowe is getting "sharky" for a TV network

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:45:11 GMT
    Actor Rob Lowe is lending his comedic talents to the Discovery channel.  In a new promo for Shark Week he throws up chum while riding two sharks.More >>
    Actor Rob Lowe is lending his comedic talents to the Discovery channel.  In a new promo for Shark Week he throws up chum while riding two sharks.More >>
  • Web Exclusive: Company cancels class to nix Southern accents, y'all, after complaints

    Web Exclusive: Company cancels class to nix Southern accents, y'all, after complaints

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:00:17 GMT
    We live in the South, so some of us may have a Southern accent, but would you consider saying "goodbye" to "howdy, y'all"?
    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee was going to offer a speech class for its workers next month to do just that, until it got canceled.
    More >>
    We live in the South, so some of us may have a Southern accent, but would you consider saying "goodbye" to "howdy, y'all"?
    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee was going to offer a speech class for its workers next month to do just that, until it got canceled.
    More >>
  • Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>

TYLER (KYTX) – Jackson is an active young man. "I play sports. I play basketball and I love watching football," he said.

He's in the 8th-grade and makes friends easily. He also gets along well with others.

"He's a charmer," said Ashley Gipson, with Child Protective Services. "He's very intelligent, very on-target and well-behaved."

And he's already thinking about what he wants to do with his life. "I would just like to serve our country."

Gipson adds, "He has the ability to achieve anything he sets his mind to."

This 14-year-old also has a sensitive side. "I like to write poetry." Expressing himself through writing helps him deal with his past. "Jackson has been through a lot in life... and has come a long way," said Gipson.

He's spent several years in foster care struggling with why he doesn't have a family to call his own. But he's made great progress and is now ready to start over.

"He is now requesting that we find him a forever family. He's told his caseworker he is ready to be adopted," explained Gipson.

Jackson said, "[I just want] a nice family."

"A family for him is going to have to continue to provide him with structure, provide him with day-to-day routine that he needs, and be consistent with him and allow him to be a kid," said Gipson.

Jackson is open to having sibling and wants a family to know he's caring. "I'm real nice. I'd say the main thing is I have a loving heart." 

To learn more about Jackson, join Gillian Sheridan for her "Children are a Gift" report, Tuesday night on CBS 19 Ten @ 10. You can also find information on www.CBS19.tv and www.tylerpaper.com. To inquire about an East Texas child waiting to be adopted call 903-533-4109.



Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.