James and Jude

Wednesday's Child would like to extend a HUGE thank you to Lauren Harms at shadylanephotography.com for the fantastic pictures of James and Jude and also to CircusTrix of Idaho in Nampa for providing the boys with a great day of fun!

WCID: 34209
Status: Available
Age: 11 (James) and 12 (Jude)
Gender: Male
Race/Culture: Hispanic/Latino


"My name's James. I like to do science, study rocks, and build stuff. Someday I might like to be a Navy Seal. I like my brother because he plays with me. I like my foster mom because she gives us Nerf guns and gives me new rocks for my collection. She cooks good food. I love everything she cooks. And I like spicy food!"

Known as the "little scientist" in the family, James is currently investigating rocks and minerals. He usually has several rock samples in his pockets for demonstration purposes. James will share surprising factoids about each rock and how it was formed. He reads and understands on a level that's advanced for his age.

James likes to play games on computers and on his pad, but he is really an adventurous outdoorsy sort of boy. He likes to climb trees, build things, and play Nerf guns and Army. He does that best in the company of someone who is making sure he's safe. He stays pretty close to his foster mom or his brother for that feeling of security that's crucial at this time. James would like a fun dad who might build a tree house and "ride a Chestnut horse" with him. Jude loves video games. He reports that he "loves to reconstruct and build things too. We made a bridge that supports all our weight and we have a bucket that we do chemistry in. Someday I might like to be a detective or someone who works with animals. I would love it if I wouldn't have to go home and I could just stay at work and sleep near their cages."

Jude is a whiz kid in many areas and scores very high in intelligence. He loves computers and all things electronic. He's artistic and creative—very into drawing and art. He's very skilled in games. He considers himself something of a "Tetherball King" at school and loves playing competitive games.

Jude describes himself as a "techno-geek." He has a way of pondering a question before amazing folks with his answers. Still he is a child at heart. That comes out when he's outside playing Army and Nerf guns with his younger brother James. His foster parents have enjoyed seeing many things through his eyes and sharing in new discoveries.

Sometimes Jude needs his own time to pursue different interests than those of his younger brother. His foster parents make sure that James is not always shadowing him. Jude can be protective and a mentor to James. They are well bonded and enjoy playing together most of the time. Arguments erupt occasionally, but can be resolved peacefully by giving the boys time to play in separate zones.

The permanency team is looking for a two-parent family that understands parenting in a trauma-informed way and who can meet the boys where they are. Ideally a family will utilize the professional team to help the boys be successful, all while having a strong sense of commitment to that success. At this time the team is looking for Idaho families ONLY to best meet the needs of the children.

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