Not all of the children we feature on Wed's Child are adopted. That's our goal, so if it takes more than one visit, so be it.
If Isaiah's watching right now, we're going to embarrass him and show these pictures of our first encounter back in the Summer of '06. He was three then... And still developing his sense of self.
Well, he seems to have found his smile and his personality.
"He has a huge personality, it's like he's going to be a stand-up comedian when he gets older...he has these facial experessions...it's almost like he has comedic timing..like he knows what to say and how to say it to make you laugh...it's really intersting," says Andre Wade with the Division of Family Services.
Isaiah is almost 6...great at math... 'loves to ride his bike, play soccer, play basketball... Just....play!
"But he's a kid that just loves to play, and he's very well-behaved, and you see like he comes in and he's polite, he doesn't disrepect, he just does what he's supposed to do," says Andre.
Isaiah's older sister is part of this adoption... They're very close, and although she wasn't here to meet us on this day, the family they need to keep them together.
"A family that's going to keep their sibling relationship intact, 'cause they are a big unit," adds Wade. "If we can just place them in a good home where consistency and commitment...that's what we're looking for.... And we know they're out there," says Wade, who is a recruitment specialist with the County.
Isaiah's sister Jeniffer is 14, and both are free to be adopted together. To find out more, call the local office of the Adoption Exchange now at 436-6335.