3 East Texas children need a forever family

Published on Saturday, 1 March 2014 22:10 - Written by Gillian Sheridan gsheridan@cbs19.tv

Taking a tour of Brook-shire’s Wonderful Wildlife Museum in Tyler, these siblings stick close together.

“They take care of each other,” Brandi Jaco with Child Protec-tive Services, said.

And they help and support each other while waiting for a forever family.

“Each has actually excelled since they have been in foster care,” Ms. Jaco said. “Their behaviors have de-escalated and they’ve actually gotten better since coming into care.”

The oldest is big brother Damian. He’s a happy 10-year-old who seeks any kind of attention.

“I like to play outside and I want to be a baseball player or a cop,” he said.

He also likes riding his bike, video games and the fourth grade.

“You get to do cool stuff like math and reading in school,” Damian said.

“He’s very protective over his little sisters and he really does get upset when he doesn’t think he’s going to be able to protect them,” Ms. Jaco said. “What he really wants is just to have a safe place with his siblings.”

Catrina is a very outgoing 7-year-old.

“I’m losing two of my teeth,” she said, showing the space in the front of her mouth.

“She is the jokester. She likes to make everybody laugh and typically is smiley and happy,” Ms. Jaco said.

Catrina is also talkative and inquisitive.

“I play at the park and play at the zoo. My favorite animal is the elephant,” she said.

The youngest is 5-year-old Cynthia, who always has a pony tail or bow in her hair.

She needs a little help with her speech, but is doing well in kindergarten. She is active, but mostly likes to do whatever her big brother and sister are doing.

“’Cause I love ’em,” she said with a sweet little voice.

These siblings play together well and are ready to be adopted together.

“These are sweet, fun babies. They are great kids,” Ms. Jaco said.

To learn more about Damian, Catrina and Cynthia, join Gillian Sheridan for her “Children are a Gift” report, Tuesday night on CBS 19 News at 10. You can also find information onwww.cbs19.tv orwww.tylerpaper.com . To inquire about an East Texas child waiting to be adopted, call 903-676-2407.