Happy 6-year-old needs forever family

Published on Saturday, 28 June 2014 20:50 - Written by Gillian Sheridan gsheridan@cbs19.tv

Warren always makes himself right at home and never meets a stranger.

“He’s very energetic and likes to explore,” Jerry Johnson, with Child Protective Services, said. “He likes to take someone’s hand and invite them along on the journey and climb and walk and share the experience with anyone he comes in contact with.”

This 6-year-old is loving and affectionate. He has a warm smile and is always happy.

“This child is a bright light,” Johnson said. “He’s beautiful, and when you look into his eyes and you see his face, he immediately takes you in and brings joy.”

Warren is diagnosed with autism and is non-verbal. He will need assistance with daily living.

“He’s got some limitations, so he’s going to need some extra love and attention to help him get along,” Johnson said.

He enjoys playing with other children and especially likes colorful toys with interesting textures. He also likes going to school and has made a lot of progress while in foster care, including learning a few words. It leaves the door open for even more progress to be made with a forever family.

“A family for Warren is going to be a very structured family, very active family, and be able to give him all the attention he needs and deserves,” Johnson said.

This special boy needs a home where he can feel safe and spend the rest of his life surrounded by love.

“Warren is going to be a heaven-sent blessing to whomever takes him into their home,” Johnson said. “He is going to bless that family more than the other way around.”


To learn more about Warren, join Gillian Sheridan for her Children Are a Gift report, Tuesday night on CBS 19 News at 10. You also can find information on www.cbs19.tv or www.tylerpaper.com . To inquire about an East Texas foster child waiting to be adopted, call 903-533-4242 or email gsheridan@cbs19.tv.