Polite Teen, 14, Needs Patient, Forever Family
Quancell, baits his hook and casts a line into a Smith County pond. "Fish aren't biting. I guess cause it's hot," he said, reeling in his line.
He enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing, riding horses and playing football.
"Quancell is a very sweet child. He's desperate to be adopted," said Ashley Gipson, with Child Protective Services.
This 14-year-old has spent the past four years in foster care, moving to different homes. "It's been kind of hard. I miss my parents and my sister."
This polite young man has made a lot of progress in his behavior. "I'm a good person. At least I try to be."
"He says, 'I'm still working to improve daily, in all areas,'" explained Gipson. "He's not perfect, no child is perfect. He does have his problems and behaviors, but he's aware of them and he's working on them."
Quancell enjoys singing in the choir and going to church. "I just like going (to church) because they teach us stuff that we haven't learned, like about God and how you should worship Him and nobody else," said Quancell.
This teenager would do best with a patient, supportive family, along with a strong male role model. He not only needs a second chance at a loving family, but an opportunity to thrive. "He's just ready to find a family of his own!"
To learn more about Quancell, 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
. To inquire about an East Texas child waiting to be adopted call 903-533-4109.