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Four Children -- One Family -- Looking for Parents

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(Jun. 30) -- We're having pretty good success lately finding adoptive homes for sibling sets. That's good news 'cause we've had many sibling sets on Wednesday's Child in past weeks, and more to come; including this week's foursome -- two boys and two girls -- who want and deserve to remain as a family unit while they wait for a forever home.

These four brothers and sisters love being together, but that doesn't mean they're always doing the same thing. Dave met the foursome at the Henderson Multi-Generational Center knowing there'd be plenty to do, and the tour first brought us to a gorgeous view of the Valley from the balcony. But everyone seemed to be looking at the little girl with the big beautiful eyes. She’s the youngest member of the group.

She's 2-year-old Tamara. She loves hugs and is never far from someone holding her. Next is Tracy with a truckload of personality and a smile to match. She's 5, but seems older. Jamal is the younger of the two boys. At 8 years old, he is quiet, happy, very well mannered and into everything. Tony is the oldest, and sometimes you get the feeling he carries the weight of that as he watches out for all of them. He's calm, reserved, and at 13, he knows what he wants.

"I want the house that I go to, to have motorcycles and mopeds, so we can ride. And video games," Tony told Dave. That's not necessarily the same priorities of the other three. First on everyone's list is to stay together -- and for good reason.

"If you can imagine splitting yourself from your birth-parent, I mean the feeling is just so traumatic. It's really difficult to explain, so again our goal is to keep the siblings together, because once again, it's all they have. That's what's left of the family,” says Gerald Robinson, who is in charge of foster care recruitment for the Clark County Division of Family Services.

Right now the two brothers are living separately from their sisters, and trying to do the right things at their group home. "They mind, they do what they're told, and they do their chores. They keep their rooms clean, they do the basic things that you would ask them to do,” says Terrance, who oversees the boys at the group home where they live.

As for their sisters, Terrance explains, "Very protective, ya know they get visits. I think it's once a week with their sisters, and they just seem to look out for their sisters."

Once a week is not enough for them to see each other. And you can change that by becoming their permanent family. If you think you'd maybe you'd like to give it a try, call the Adoption Exchange at 800-451-5246 to get the process going.

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