Three boys = instant family, instant fun, instant challenge, if you decide to adopt them. This week's Wednesday's Child sibling set needs a loving home, and we're hoping someone like you can give them that.
Eleven-year-old Gerald and ten-year-old Christian could wear you out in a day. Their foster father, Charlie, understands that all too well. And even though the boys have been in his house for about two years, he knows they need more.
"They want to be with their mom, and it just hasn't worked out. And their dad has kinda disappeared off the scene, and now it's like, gee, why can't you keep us? And you know, we're just getting a little older, and they just need some energy parents," said the boys' foster father Charlie.
Gerald is a nice looking boy with a great personality, and he's a thinker, like when Dave asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up.
"Yeah, I thought about it, but I'm not exactly sure. I wanted to be a cop and everything, but if I saw somebody get hurt like that, it'd be real tough, making them stop and everything. You'd want to hurt them, but it wouldn't be right in the same way," Gerald explained.
Christian is a year younger, and can't seem to burn off enough energy.
"Basically run, play basketball, and jump on the trampoline, sports, and be active," said Christian, when Dave asked him what he likes to do in his spare time.
The two brothers really watch out for each other, something Gerald feels most responsible for.
"If something happens, I know that I'm supposed to be there to watch out for him," said Gerald of his brother.
Both boys are healthy, and other than some understandable occassional anger issues, they're very balanced and smart.
"They just need a bit younger parents, you know, that got a few years to give. They're both fairly high energy. Christian does very well in school, Gerald, okay, very sports-minded, though, very protective of each other and their brother, Jonathan, he's 3 years old. They need to be together, though, they're just a... they're a real joy. They're a lot of fun around the house," Charlie continued.
We didn't get to meet the third brother when we shot this story. Jonathan is only 3, and we're told he's high-energy.
If you're interested in being their forever home, please call the local office of the Adoption Exchange at 436-6335.