Wednesday’s Child, Hayes-Renick Family

MEDFORD, Ore.– Everywhere you look in the Hayes-Renick house, there are the reminders that children are around. Pictures on the wall and boots on the ground. They need a lot of boots. There are eight kids, in a family that came that together in an unexpected way. When Jake Hayes and Angie Renick-Hayes decided to … Continue reading »

Wednesday’s Child: Henry

This Wednesday’s Child is one of the few, if not the only one, able to show us how to dance. Henry is also the only Wednesday’s Child to say he liked wrestling and ballet; but as you’ll see, there doesn’t seem much he doesn’t like. You just have to be able to keep up. If … Continue reading »

Wednesday’s Child – Angel, Annah, Reina

MEDFORD, Ore. — The only thing harder that trying to have a conversation with a child at the Kid Time Discovery Experience is trying have conversations with three children. Angel, Annah and Reina are great at finding something to keep them busy, and these weren’t even their favorite things. Angel is going on ten and … Continue reading »

Wednesday’s Child – Timothy and Hailey

MEDFORD, Ore.– There is a problem trying to talk to a two and a four year old at the Kid Time Discovery Experience in Medford. So many toys.. so little time. Hailey is two and has no problem talking about the world around her. Her case worker she is the more outgoing of the two.. … Continue reading »

Wednesday’s Child “Kenny”

MEDFORD, ORE.- Getting a glimpse of 6 year old Kenny at Medford’s Bear Creek Park isn’t easy. He’s a fast moving target and there is a lot of cover. We did slow him down long enough to find out that he likes animals, especially horses, foxes and cheetahs. When he’s not enjoying animals he spends … Continue reading »

Wednesday’s Child: Then and Now

MEDFORD, Ore. — This episode of Wednesday’s Child gets us up to date on a family of three kids NewsWatch12 first met 5 years ago. Travis, Abby and Elyssa, were among the first children NewsWatch12 profiled. They are now part of a large and happy family. In the video above, Brian Morton finds out what the … Continue reading »

Wednesday’s Child: Andrew

MEDFORD Ore. — This week’s Wednesday’s Child is about an entertaining boy with a curious smile, and no shortage of conversation topics. Talking with Andrew is pretty entertaining, not just because of what he says, but how he says it. Andrew is full of personality and big on dancing, but if you think you’re funny, … Continue reading »

Wednesday’s Child: Dakota

MEDFORD, Ore. — This week’s Wednesday Child is a boy with a big smile and a unique voice. Dakota is looking for a forever family and we have the rare opportunity to hear from the woman raising him now to get a feel for what it might be like to share Dakota’s life. Dakota, 4, … Continue reading »

Wednesday’s Child: Paul and Christina

MEDFORD, Ore. — NewsWatch12 is restarting our Wednesday’s Child segments under the banner of our Kids in Crisis Campaign. For the rest of this month and beyond, we will be bringing you examples of how children are struggling in our community as well as how you can help. Paul and Christina are two energetic and … Continue reading »

Wednesday’s Child: Mariah

Mariah is 8-years-old, and as you’ll see, she is direct, engaging and has a great sense of humor. If you spend time with Mariah, do your homework and come prepared, because she has questions and she wants answers. Mariah is very enthusiastic. This is an eight-year-old girl with a lot to share and she’ll talk … Continue reading »

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