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Children Are A Gift: Casey wants patient, kind forever family

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(KYTX) - Like most young boys, Casey likes video games. He also enjoys riding his bike and playing.

"Casey is really laid back. He is easy to get along with," said Case Abernathy, his Child Protective Services caseworker. "He loves to talk once you get him started and he feels comfortable around you."

This 9-year-old enjoys reading and playing his guitar, but would rather be outside.

"He wants a family that is into hunting and fishing and lives out in the country, and he said he wants a lot of other siblings and cousins to play with," Abernathy said.

Casey is hoping for a stable home that will help him reach his goals.

"I want to be a mechanic when I grow up," he said.

He talks of graduating from high school and going on to college.

Casey has spent more than two years in foster care and is eager for a more normal childhood — "a real mom, 'cause my real mom gave up on me," he said.

Abernathy added, "He wants his own home and his own bed to wake up in every morning."

And he says he wants a family who will be patient and kind.

"The family that y'all give me, I don't care if they are black or white as long as they love me and are nice and let me be in contact with my NaNa," Casey said.

Casey still sees his biological grandmother, whom he calls NaNa, and would like to maintain contact, saying it's all the family he has left.

To learn more about Casey, 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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