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TYLER (KYTX) – Korban is a smart and polite 7-year-old. "He's very loving. He's very cuddly. He would bring a lot to a family. He loves being part of a family and wants that very much," said Shayla Ballew, his Child Protective Services Caseworker

Korban has spent the past two years in foster care. "He was having to be the care giver for him and his younger sister."

Now, he's enjoying just being a kid again. Korban likes swimming, painting, being outside and playing video games. "I like Batman 2."

He's also doing well in the first-grade. "I like going to school and I like to read," he said.

Korban has made great progress with his behavior the past year. Because of his past, he's had to work through a constant fear of never knowing where his next meal would come from. Now, he's able to talk about food with ease and no worry. "My favorite food is macaroni and cheese," he said with a smile.

This young boy is excited about the possibility of being adopted. "I don't know what my forever family is going to be, but I want one. I want a nice mom and dad, like young so they can play with me."

Korban would do best in a family with older children and one that will provide him with structure and daily routines. Ballew said, "He tells me every time I see him that he wants his forever family. He would be a great asset to anyone's family!"

To learn more about Korban, 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.

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