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SALT LAKE CITY — As 14-year-old Lloyd and I walked around Color Me Mine to select a ceramic figurine for him to paint, he was immediately drawn to a character from the movie "Cars."
He picked the colors, and asked me to help him. As we painted, I asked Lloyd about himself.
Lloyd is autistic and needs some special attention, but he is very bright — and very social.
"What color are you going to do next?" I asked.
"Red for the wheel," Lloyd replied.
When he was finished painting, he asked, "See how I did it good?"
"Oh, you did it really good!" I said.
Lloyd loves the movie "Shrek," peanut butter sandwiches and books. He a foster child, and is very aware of his living arrangements.
"Do you like where you're living?" I asked him.
"No, I don't," Lloyd said. "‘Cause I'm tired of being there."
Lloyd needs a permanent family to share his life with. If you're interested in adopting him, contact The Adoption Exchange at 801-265-0444.