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Gift of Love: Selena, Elizabeth and Jose

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) -  Selena, Elizabeth and Jose were a handful and a lot of fun as they raced through Chuck E. Cheese playing as many games as possible.

The oldest is 6-year-old Selena and she is in the first grade. She loves to be in charge and if there is trouble, she is probably the instigator! Selena does very well in school. She also loves to read and makes friends easily.

"[I love to] play outside at school and eat lunch...well sometimes," said Selena.

And, when it comes to her favorite color and how she would decorate her room, Selena knows what she wants!

"Pink and purple and blue with lots of flowers all over and pink purple and blue bed," she said.

Then there is Elizabeth - she's the middle child. Usually, the life of the group she got a little shy once our cameras started rolling.

"Elizabeth is four," said Lori Sutton-White, an intensive adoption coordinator. "She's really rambunctious. She's very energetic...always on the go. She is going to need parents who are going to be really active and can keep a good eye on her."

Elizabeth also does well in school but can struggle with sitting still and staying on track.

"She's all girl," said Sutton-White. "Loves girly girl stuff. Wants to have her hair fixed, look nice dress up."

She is more anxious than her other siblings, and will need reassurance from her family that she is safe and loved. Then there is baby brother Jose who is two years old. He is friendly, sweet and affectionate.

"He is developmentally delayed," said Sutton-White. "He does have some speech delays and some mild physical and motor skill delays so he does have early childhood intervention that he'll need to keep up with until he reaches his developmental targets."

But, it's not as hard as it sounds.

"Helping him to learn new words, and he's trying to speak," said Sutton-White. "He can say uh oh."

All three children are bonded to one another and want to stay together.

"They would need to be very active and very committed to working with the kids," said Sutton-White. "All three of them are smart. They are absolutely capable with great potential to have a very successful adoptive placement."

And hope together they can find a family that will show them the gift of love.

If you'd like to know more about Selena, Elizabeth and Jose call our Gift of Love hotline, toll-free, 1-888-kids-275.

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