Sabastion is a cute and active five year old. He enjoys games, playing outside and, most of all, hot wheels. "I got cars, little cars and a truck," says this sweet little boy. Some of his other favorite things, "Pizza with cheese on it" and "I like cats."
He's a bright boy with a great imagination. As Sabastion sings his ABC's his CPS caseworker David Godwin says, "He likes school. He likes to count. He likes to learn. He likes to be read to."
Sabastion has come a long way considering he wasn't taught anything by his biological parents. Because of neglect, he was removed and placed in foster care two years ago. David says, "He was a 3 year old kind of on his own."
He has since been moved to nine different foster homes. The uncertainty in his young life has left him untrusting. "Because anytime he started to bond or attach he's moved to a different placement and he's never seen those people again," says David.
It will take a patient family to give him time to warm up and give back. He's in counseling to help him deal with his attachment issues, but just when he starts making progress, he gets bounced to another foster home. David says, "If he could be in a stable home and get all the services he needs, I really think he's got a lot of potential."
He would do best as the only or youngest child in a family. Strong role models would help redirect him. The Gift of Love would help give him hope for a future.
If you'd like more information on Sabastion, or need to know more about fostering or adopting, call our Gift of Love hotline. The toll free number is 1-888-kids-275.
KLTV 7 is starting something new with our Gift of Love report. Each child we profile will receive a special Gift of Love teddy tear. Sabastion was the first child to receive one of these white bears, made possible by Roberts & Roberts Law Firm of Tyler who has graciously been sponsoring our Gift of Love reports now for more than a year. We hope these little furry friends will be a little bit of comfort to these children who are dealing with a lot in their young lives.
Gillian Sheridan reporting. firstname.lastname@example.org