10/26/11 Rodney & Lovely Need Special Care - 8 News NOW

10/26/11 Rodney & Lovely Need Special Care

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We're at the Pumpkin Patch again with Wednesday's Child again this week.   A brother and sister pair -- both with special considerations -- are available for adoption.

I could barely keep these two still long enough to grab this picture.   Lovely, the 3-yr-old on the left, will wander off if you aren't careful...   But in a sense, that's a good thing.

"They did say at one time that she would never walk, and as you see, she's running....so I just feel that if we got the right person,  and they work with her, and make sure she can get to the highest level ever," says Gina, an Adoption Recruiter for the County's Division of Family Services.

Lovely will always need someone to watch over her...and Rodney does that...even though he's a year younger...and has his own challenges.

"He's albino...and with the albino he does have to watch being in the sunlight, in the direct sunlight...he will always need sunscreen...and always need to wear shades, and in the direct sunlight he will always wear glasses," explains Gina.

And yet, as you can see, these two are pretty busy. Rodney was not intimidated by the size nor the weight of this pumpkin.

"Well, one of the things we do know is they're very active...if you don't have tennis shoes or roller skates, you might as well forget it, or you will not be able to keep up with Rodney and Lovely," adds Gina.

Rodney and Lovely will need a special home...one that will be patient with their needs, but also challenge them to reach their potential.

"But I really feel that a family with the skills and abilities to understand what they need to do for these children...to make sure that they can get to their fullest potential, I think we'll be fine," posits Gina.

Remember:  parents will receive a host of services to help with these two even after adoption.

To get started with the process, call the local office of the Adoption Exchange now at 436-6335.

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