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Forever Families: Meet Andres

Posted at 4:46 PM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 10:54:24-05

2-year-old Andres has a smile you'll never forget and he's just waiting for a forever family to share it with.

"You are so easy to love," said Central Texas News Now Anchor Lindsay Liepman when she met Andres.

Andres has a sparkle in his eyes and a sweet smile.

"I love him. I love him," said his LVN Kristy Allen.

He was born prematurely and is on a ventilator 24 hours a day. His nurse Kristy Allen says their daily routine includes play time, naps and therapy, including tracheotomy care.

"I think he has a lot of potential, if he's willing to work," said Allen.

Kristy knows one day an adoptive family will feel the same love that she has for Andres.

"Oh my gosh. I guess it would be like losing one of my kids. I want him to be with somebody who is going to love him forever," Allen said.

His adoption caseworker Vicki Browder knows there is a family specially tailored for Andres and she'll keep looking until she finds them.

"He needs a family that is very committed to him. Willing to accept the ups and the downs. A life-long commitment and unending love," said Browder.

He giggles and plays and is working on standing up. Andres is a happy child.

"I love the kids and see the progress they make and when we get to the adoption it's the happiest day of my life for each child," said Browder.

Andres' bio is featured in The Heart Gallery of Central Texas, a program of Partnerships for Children. "Forever Families" airs every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on Central Texas News Now.