Willie and Dixie enjoy playing together. They even do their homework together.
“They are very, very close,” Tara Biggers, their Child Protective Services caseworker, said. “They look out for each other.”
However the sibling rivalry does come out from time to time.
“Usually they have a little competition when you are playing games with them together,” Ms. Biggers said.
These siblings have been in foster care about two years and are ready to be adopted.
“Just somebody who’s going to be there and be committed to them,” Ms. Biggers said, describing the kind of forever family they need.
Sitting down to lunch with them and the Chick-fil-A cow, Willie told me his favorite things to play with are “monster trucks!”
Willie is 5 years old, very outgoing and in kindergarten. I asked him what he does in school.
“Read and learn my ABCs,” he told me, with a mouth full of chicken.
“Willie is on target. He’s very smart for his age,” Ms. Biggers said. “He loves to cuddle, but he loves for you to sit and read with him, too.”
His big sister, Dixie, is 6 years old and in the first grade. She enjoys singing, dancing and story time, but can be shy around strangers.
“She is quite entertaining once she warms up and gets a chance to know you,” Ms. Biggers said.
It may take Willie and Dixie some time to trust a new family. They would do best as the youngest children in a family and they will need structure, affection and a lot of love and patience.
These children long to be in a family who will love them and show them affection.
“They are very lovable kids!” Ms. Biggers said.
To learn more about Willie and Dixie, join Gillian Sheridan for her “Children are a Gift” report, Tuesday night on CBS 19 Ten @ 10. You can also find information onwww.CBS19.tv andwww.tylerpaper.com . To inquire about an East Texas child waiting to be adopted, call 903-533-4242.