Forever Families: Casimiro's Update
So much has happened in almost a year, since CBS Austin featured the first child in our "Forever Families" segment. 11-year-old Casimiro rode the train with CBS Austin's Lindsay Liepman at the Cedar Rock Railroad in Cedar Park.
"He's as cute as a bug. He has a lot of personality," said Janis Petronis, Casi's CASA court-appointed advocate.
"I've seen him grow and mature over the last four years and I just can't say enough. He's just incredible," said Petronis.
The high-energy 11-year-old still loves trains and the solar system.
"He's extremely bright. He's a good reader. His favorite classes are math and science," said Petronis.
But seeing his siblings thrive in an adopted home, without one of his own, has been hard.
"Those three siblings have all been adopted. Casi not being adopted has been rough on him," said Petronis.
Casi is on the Autism spectrum and is considered high-functioning. He has a lot of support at school where is in mostly general education classes.
"He's just so sharp that if I put something out there, he's read it. Ready to go whatever it is," said Petronis.
Petronis doesn't want to see another year go by that Casi isn't with his forever family.
"He needs a family that can love him and give him attention and he will just blossom," said Petronis.