Three children who should never be separated, and who should always have a home. That's our Wednesday's Child sibling set today. And if you've been watching closely over the years, you'll recognize these faces.
September of 2006, and I had the pleasure of meeting for the first time Jessica, miguel, and Marcos. We had fun with the stuffed animals, but I could tell these were kids who should never be placed apart.
That may be part of the reason why they are still seeking a forever home 2 years later. We're at the North Las Vegas main fire station for this, our second get-together, and we tell these kids are busy!
Jessica is the oldest at 11, and she keeps a close eye on her little brothers.
"When there's an older child, that older child is either gonna take on like a father figure or a mother figure, because that is what they know, and they want to be able to protect each other, in jessica's case what she's doing is she's protecting Marcos and Miguel," says Rich Mills, a foster and adoptive home recruiter for the County's Division of Family Services.
But it turns out, 8-yr-old Miguel helps out being responsible too.
"You look at him he just, he smiles and you know, the whole world lights up...you know, the other thing is he's almost like a tag-team with Jessica..um, they take care of their little brother Marcos, so he's a very strong kid," adds Mills.
Then there's Marcos...at four, he's the youngest, and the most lively.
"Like a little speed racer, yeah he has a lot of energy, but you know he's gettin ready to go into kindergarten, and he's improved a lot, you know, to get ready for kindergarten, so he's very smar," explains Mills.
All three would thrive in the right home... A home that offers ironclad structure.
"It would have to be definitely a strong couple or a strong individual, because they need structure, that's how these kids have been, you know, have succeeded, you know, from being in a structured home, the foster home they're in right now is very structured," says Mills.
These three are free and clear for adoption. If you'd like to get started in the process, please call the local office of the Adoption Exchange now at 436-6335.