BILLINGS – This month’s “A Waiting Child” features Kenney. He’s an active, 14-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, but he doesn’t let that slow him down one bit. Kenney is looking for a forever home.
Kenney is a young man that seems to always be on the bright side. He has cerebral palsy, but he doesn’t let that slow him down in his favorite activity, video games.
“It sends me to my happy place,” Kenney said. “There doesn’t have to be points involved. Whether it’s racking up a high score in the arcade, or beating my enemies, it’s always fun.”
Kenney has a way about him that is hard to put your finger on. It’s nearly impossible to walk away from him without a smile on your face. He has an amazing sense of humor that is inescapable.
“As you can see, my shirt clearly states, no one can take me down at an arcade,” Kenney said. “Anyone willing to try is more than welcome! [laughter]”
Kenney’s attitude is all in good fun. Besides video games, Kenney has an imagination that has been captivated by sci-fi, comic books, and especially the Star Wars universe.
In a forever home, Kenney would like to have siblings to share his passions with. He is open to any loving family willing to adopt or foster him.
“I’m more than willing to meet anyone willing to foster me or adopt me,” Kenney said. “I won’t shut you guys out. I’m more than willing to meet you guys. I’m just really looking for a family who will love me, and hopefully let me play video games.”
Kenney just has a few simple requests.
“I only ask that you respect my personal space, my personal property and that you love me the best that you can,” Kenney said.
You can contact the Montana Department of Health and Human Services for information about adoption and/or fostering at 1-866-9-FOSTER (1-866-936-7837).
Children who are available for adoption through the Child & Family Services Division of the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services have been removed from their own families because of abuse, neglect, or other family problems that make it unsafe for them to remain at home.
The rights of their parents have been terminated making the children available for adoption.
Who May Adopt? Either married couples or single adults who have an approved pre-placement evaluation or adoptive home study may adopt in the State of Montana.
How do I get a home study? If you live in Montana, you may begin the process by contacting your county office of Child and Family Services. If you live outside of Montana, contact your state or local office that provide these services.
What about training? Montana Child and Family Services require and provide special training to all of our foster and adoptive parents. The training is offered at various times and places around the State of Montana. If you live in Montana, information is available from your county CFS office. If you live outside of Montana, contact your state or local office that provides these services.
Click here to learn more about child adoption in Montana.
Story by Mitch Lagge, MTN News