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Gift of Love: 11-year-old Kindall

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - He's shy at first, but loves an adventure. 11-year-old Kindall is enjoying his summer, but he says what would make it even better is a forever family.

Kindall met up with us at the Tyler Nature Center for one of his favorite activities...fishing! But, neither of us really liked the idea of baiting our own hook!

"He is a great kid," said Lori Sutton-White, an adoption coordinator. "He's quiet until you get to know him but he's really thoughtful, so it takes some time to warm up."

Kindall just finished the 5th grade. Besides fishing, he also likes to ride his bike.

"If there's a muddy place and it's not in anybody's yard, I'd ride it there," said Kindall. 

He can even fix it too!

"I know how to take the front tire off and take the front tire off and take the back tire off and put the chain on," said Kindall.

He does well in school, making good grades and will need help staying on track.

"I didn't like science but now I'm getting to like science because I understand science now," Kindall. 

He says he really wants a dad he can play catch with and do, ya know, boy stuff.

"He's a kid that needs a dad - a kid that needs to be a real strong male role model to help him learn how to be a boy," said Lori.

"I like model airplanes, and if I had a dad, I would want him to help me fly it and stuff," said Kindall.

And, of course, fishing is also on the list of father-son activities.

"He's a kid that is really working on how to express his feelings and his anger so it would be really good for him to have a family that will be patient and understanding when he has trouble and gets easily frustrated," said Lori.

Kindall also needs a family that will help him stay in contact with his two sisters and brother. Something that is very important to him.

"Kindall is a kid that has experience a lot in foster care, and so, it's going to take some time for his family to help him to learn to trust again," explained Lori. "He needs that relationship with a family where he knows this is where he is going to stay."

...a family Kindall can call his own and show him the gift of love.

If you'd like more information on Kindall, call our Gift of Love hotline, toll-free, 1-888-KIDS-275.

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