Loving teen wants new life with a stable forever family

Published on Saturday, 8 March 2014 20:53 - Written by Gillian Sheridan gsheridan@cbs19.tv

Typical of a 13-year-old, Jorge enjoys video games. So much so, it’s what he wants to do when he grows up.

“I plan on being a game designer,” he said with a smile.

Also, he enjoys sports, karate and being around people.

“I’m a loving person. I love to chat and I make a lot of friends in school.”

This eighth-grader does well in school.

“He’s very smart, very in-telligent,” Katy Chadwell, with Child Protec-tive Services, said.

“My favorite subject is math and science, and I like band,” Jorge said. “I play the flute and drums.”

Jorge, at times, can be described as daring with spontaneous behavior, but he is very polite. He would benefit from stability and consistency in his living environment and he excels with positive reinforcement.

“As an individual, he’s really grown and shown his potential,” Chadwell said.

But his years in foster care have been tough.

“It was hard to actually see what my mom was going through, and once I found out that she signed me away, I was depressed for a couple of weeks, but I just let it go. I forgave her,” Jorge said.

He’s now looking forward to starting over. “I want to live a new life and I want a nice, generous, loving family,” he said.

Chadwell added, “He’s very sweet and he deserves a good family.”

Jorge is ready to be adopted, but wants to maintain contact with his brother, who has already been adopted.

To learn more about Jorge, join Gillian Sheridan for her “Children are a Gift” report, Tuesday night on CBS 19 News at 10. You can also find information onwww.cbs19.tv andwww.tylerpaper.com . To inquire about an East Texas child waiting to be adopted, call 903-676-2407.