Four young siblings in foster care, separated into different homes, are hoping that a special couple will hear their plea to be adopted today and act. It has been more than two years since they have lived together, but their bond is still strong despite their distance.
On a day when these kids could be kids with no worries or fears in this moment, three brothers and a sister are simply happy to be reunited. “Because I get to see them,” said 12-year-old Dontae.
The separation has been hard as Dontae, nine-year-old Delores, eight-year-old Leon and seven-year-old Hakeem have spent the past two years in different foster homes. “It’s sad,” said Delores. “I miss my brother and sister,” said Hakeem.
Department of Children and Family Services adoption specialist Katrina Evans says the goal is to adopt this sibling set together, but realistically that might not be feasible. Splitting up the children could lead to a more promising adoptive placement. “I would love for them to be together, but we want to keep families in mind so they won’t be overwhelmed,” she said, “but we also want to find the best home for them.”