Kenneth is our Wednesday's Child this week. He's a handsome youngster, who's had his share of bad luck, but we're here to show you all the good things about Kenneth -- and there's a lot!
Everybody told Dave Kenneth was pretty shy around strangers, but within minutes of sitting down to pizza at Gameworks, Kenneth wanted to play. And then after a brief tickle-fest -- out of nowhere -- Kenneth gave Dave a big hug and almost wouldn't let go.
From that point, on they stuck pretty close.
They were there with some other Wednesday's Child candidates, all older, but Kenneth was not about to be left out. Sometimes preferring to watch, sometimes wanting to jump right in and play, too. Kenneth is always looking for approval.
"He likes to act the way he thinks adults are in approval of him, which is really good in the school setting, 'cause he's very motivated by praise. And when he does well in school it makes him feel good, and he tries harder," said Stephanie, Kenneth's caseworker.
Despite all that, Kenneth struggles with A.D.H.D. and is getting tutoring at Sylvan for help with school. Kenneth would respond to having a good father figure.
"He's never known his biological dad. He was actually in jail when he was born, but he's had good experiences with foster dads he's had in the past. So, I think he definitely needs a male figure in his home," Stephanie continued.
Kenneth is a natural athlete. He's quick to laugh, well mannered, and interacts well with other kids.
"He's a very sweet little boy, and he'll, like I say, he's insecure when he meets new people, but he does warm up well... and I think once you show him that affection, he's able to reciprocate it," added Stephanie.
Kenneth is free and clear for adoption, so now it's up to you.
If you'd like to get started in the process, call the local office of the Adoption Exchange right now at 436-6335.